Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Finnish Line

Forget Thumb Drives. Try A Finger Drive Instead

A Finnish computer programmer who lost a finger in a motorcycle accident had it replaced with a USB drive. Jerry Jalava built a special prosthetic finger which contains computer storage for photos, movies and other useful files. He embedded a USB key in a traditional prosthetic finger, giving him the world's only 2GB finger.

FOOTNOTE: Finger-lickin' good.

19 comments:

Mojo said...

Now that's a clever idea. Talk about being one with the machine!

He should store his medical records on that drive, how useful would that be!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi David,
I read about this earlier in the week... weird, just weird...
He needs to unplug, unwind and get out in the fresh natural air!

distracted by shiny objects said...

Gives new meaning to the advertising jingle,"Plug it in, plug it in..."

lisaschaos said...

No way! That's crazy cool! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

A true cyborg then. Hum, interesting.

Maggie May said...

That's amazing! Maybe we could all have an extra finger fitted for some of the benefits that he has.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Absolutely amazing! I'm flabbergasted!

Craver Vii said...

Love it!! Now if he installs a tiny computer in his sinus cavity...

endangered coffee said...

I'm waiting for the day we can download songs right into our brains.

E said...

Probably the most useful finger he's got. :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Did windows operating system recognise the 'new device'?

Robynn's Ravings said...

Now THAT's news you can USE. Literally.

Cath said...

I saw this! Only the second time I saw a weird news item on the news website before reading it here...

camikaos said...

necessity is the mother of invention. What smart idea.

napaboaniya said...

Reminds me of a pet's microchip!

Hope all is well with you Dav :)

Pouty Lips said...

I think it was a brilliant idea.

introspection said...

Hi David,
I read about it in today's news paper barely 2 hours back. There is a picture of his (Mr Lava's) USB Finger too..!
He must be having to remove it from his hand and insert it into his laptop every time he wants to view photos or watch movies...!
Oh! to what lengths people go to be different.

introspection said...

PS: The Finnish geek's name is Jerry Jalava, and not Mr Lava. My mistake.

Shrinky said...

A true bionic man!