Here we have a Finnish invention that may give some of us “whole bodied” another reason to be jealous of folks with prosthesis. A missing finger provides a perfect opportunity to replace it with something more useful for the modern information age.
Here’s what Jerry Jalava, who lost his finger in a motorcycle accident, says about his DIY invention:
First of all it is not attached permanently in to my body, it is removable prosthetic which has USB memorystick inside it.
Secondly when I’m using the USB, I just leave my finger inside the slot and pick it up after I’m ready.
Currently I have Billix , CouchDBX and Ajatus installed inside it.
I’m planning to use the other prosthetic as a shell for the next version, which will have removable fingertip and RFID tag.