Last year a deer jumped out in front of Finnish software developer Jerry Jalava’s Ducati Monster 696. The bike tumbled down the road before sliding nearly 200 feet with Jerry’s hand trapped underneath. Upon reaching for his cigarettes, Jerry discovered his finger on his left hand was missing. His solution? Replace it with a 2GB USB drive.
The drive isn’t actually grafted to Jerry’s bone or skin, but rather integrated into a removable synthetic prosthesis.
“I’m still very happy of the outcome,” says Jerry. “It could have ended
a lot worst. I think most of the compliments for my survival with
minimal damage goes to the great motorcycle clothing and safety gear I
Jerry now plans to upgrade the prosthetic finger with an RFID tag and removable fingertip for easier access to the drive.