Amputee biker turns false finger into USB drive

Finnish computer programmer makes good use of bad luck

A MOTORCYCLIST who lost one of his fingers in a bike accident has turned prosthetic replacement finger into a USB drive.

Finnish computer programmer Jerry Jalava combined a 2GB memory stick with his false finger to store photos, movies and programmes. The finger can be easily removed from Jalava's hand and then plugged into a computer's USB drive.

"I'm planning to use another prosthetic as a shell for the next version, which will have removable fingertip and RFID tag," he wrote on his blog,

Mr Jalava's lost the digit after he crashed into a deer while riding his motorbike.