Table of Contents Chip Implant Guide
ou can check in various ways which chip implant you need, or which best meets your requirements. If you mainly want to interact with the smartphone, i.e. store and read out data such as a business card or links, you can order a test implant as described below and test out the functions with a test chip implant. If you also want to address access control systems etc. with the chip implant, you can test these for compatibility as described below.
If you have chosen a partner piercer and have already paid for the procedure via our online store, you do not need to do anything more than make an appointment with the piercer of your choice on your own. Please note that you must present the delivery bill invoice on site so that the partner piercer recognizes that the procedure has already been paid for.
Check compatibility access control (X1 / X2 / X3 / X4)
ake sure that the antenna or external reader is turned on if it does not have an “auto wake-up” mode. Then slowly strip the chip implant from one corner of the reader to the other. If the tag is rejected, the antenna can read and process the data reflected from the implant. For the X3 and X4 model, it may be necessary to format the chip implant once beforehand. You can use this function e.g. with the NFC Tools app, which is explained in more detail later in the guide. Now try to teach the chip implant to the system as you would do if, for example. a new transponder card is to be added. If this works, it can be said with certainty that the respective terminal device is compatible with the chip implant.
Testing compatibility smartphone (X2 / X3 / X4 / X Range)
Enable the NFC function of your smartphone. This option can usually be found on Android devices under Settings ► More ► NFC.
Now install any NFC app from the Google App Store. We recommend NFC tools for this purpose.
To be able to read out the chip implant later after “programming” from any smartphone, no app is needed. If you have chosen an app and NFC is enabled, you can try to read the chip implant. The NFC antenna is located in a different place on every smartphone. You may need several attempts to find the NFC hotspot. Note that thick smartphone cases may limit the reception of the chip implant. After you have found the hotspot, try to write a data set to the test implant. If this is also successful, your smartphone is fully compatible.
Warnings before use
Please read these instructions about our product carefully.
Our chip implants are sterile packed. Please check if the package remained undamaged and the paper inside did not get wet. If you have purchased an implant from the X series, please check whether the inner packaging is still airtight.
Once the protective package has been opened, our product is excluded from exchange. Please refrain from doing so until shortly before the procedure. Premature opening increases the risk of infection of the puncture wound. In addition, piercers usually refuse the procedure when the sterility of the needle is limited. The implant cannot be tagged and read out in the syringe or test tube. The metal of the syringe or test tube prevents communication with the smartphone and RFID antennas. This is therefore not an indicator that the implant is not writable or even defective. Furthermore, you may not be able to read the chip implant immediately after the procedure. Please be patient here for 3-7 days. We strongly advise having the procedure performed by professionals. Not only can veins or muscle tissue be injured during independent implantation, but there is an increased risk of infection. If you have not purchased an intervention through our website with , you can still use our partner piercers. However, we will only cover the cost of the procedure if you select “With procedure” in the online store. If we do not list a partner in your area, please contact us. We will do the search for you free of charge.
The use of the chip as an implant is exclusively at the user’s own risk. Every body is different, as well as every piercer has his own style to put piercings. These two factors are crucial for the subsequent connectivity of the implant. The implant may not be readable by some compatible smartphones.
Implantation procedure NFC Chip Implant
he chip implant is basically stitched like a surface piercing. That is, it is placed between the lower layer of skin (subcutis) and the fatty tissue. Here it is necessary to take care not to injure the muscle tissue or veins. To ensure this, it makes sense to grasp the forearm and make a strong fist several times to make larger veins visible. An LED flashlight that shines through the first layers of skin can be helpful. The chip implant is usually implanted between the thumb and index finger. This has several advantages. For one thing, it is easier to interact with the hand as with smartphones or electronic door locks, for example, and for another, the skin is not particularly thick at this point, so good connectivity to smartphones can be established.
Check by removing the protective clip and plastic sleeve whether the bio glass head is in tact. To do this, carefully push the insertion piston forward until the implant is visible for approx. 3mm. If the bio-glass dome is in tact and has not been visibly damaged from transport, you can start implantation. After you have ensured that no veins or the like can be injured by the injection needle, use your index finger and thumb to grasp the fold of skin at the location where the implant will later be placed. Be careful not to pierce near the bone or the binding skin that forms the hollow between the thumb and forefinger to prevent the implant from slipping off. Remember to remove the protective cap on the insertion piston, otherwise it cannot be pressed in. Penetrate at the lower point of the formed skin fold and push the injection needle about 10mm under the skin layer.
Make sure that the Longer side of the needle is facing down. Now press the insertion plunger completely and with some pressure into the injection device. Now carefully pull out the needle and gently squeeze the puncture wound to prevent possible air entrapment. Afterwards, use our supplied wound plasters to avoid exposing the puncture wound to the environment. This should be worn for at least 2 days and changed the following day.
Other implantation sites are also conceivable. Just note that in some places the foreign body sensation may increase greatly. In general, after implantation, the site of the puncture should not be subjected to unnecessary stress in order to avoid subsequent slippage of the implant.
Healing process with chip implants
The healing process presented here is based on customer testimonials and our own experience. Healing can develop differently for everyone!
he first image was taken immediately after an NFC implantation. The approximately 2.5 mm puncture wound is clearly visible. The wound is still open and bleeding a little. When showering, be sure to wear one of the waterproof plasters. Minor numbness may occur about 3cm around the puncture wound as a small swelling may form. The swelling decreases after the first few days, reducing the “throbbing” and numbness. We strongly recommend not to move the chip implant under the skin yet. The second image is 3 weeks after implantation. The crust has almost completely disappeared. Foreign body sensations are no longer present. The chip implant is no longer felt during unusual hand movements. Scarring also occurs in this healing process. This means that when the crust has completely disappeared, a scar about 1 mm in size remains, but it is hardly noticeable or not noticeable at all.
Technical data of the chip implants
Our implants have different properties and chipsets. Each of them is perfectly matched to particular application possibilities, so that size to connectivity, as well as chipset and usage, always form a symbiosis. Here you will find a small technical overview of your implant. A detailed description can be found on the respective product page or on our chip implant overview.
There are different approaches to detect or interpret the compatibility to existing devices. Most modern reading antennas that are coupled to e.g. relays to open doors support MIFARE Classic® and compatible chips such as the Fudan S50. In older locking systems, it may well be that the 125Khz frequency(X1) is used. If you try to read the transponder card by smartphone (app NFC Tools), it will show you the chipset. However, if the smartphone does not respond to the transponder card, it will possibly be 125kHz technology.
Read and write NFC implant
Pleasenote that you will not be able to read the chip implant shortly after the procedure. The wound water and plaster may be too much resistance for the comparably weak smartphone NFC antenna. We recommend the app “NFC Tools” to get started, as this app is easy to use, you don’t need any previous knowledge and supports many free functions. To do this, scan the QR field or search for “NFC Tools” in the Google PlayStore.
An NFC smartphone with active NFC mode is required for reading. Depending on the manufacturer, the antenna, i.e. the battery, is installed at different heights. Therefore, it is a matter of practice until you know where which manufacturer has installed the antenna. The best way to find the most suitable spot is to make a fist so that the implant is visible and then slowly stroke the back of the smartphone from bottom to top. The slower you do this, the more accurate the localized site will be to read the implant in the future. It should be noted that the smartphone has NFC and this is also switched on. Furthermore, there might be restrictions in connectivity when you use a case.
Please do not use the “Lock”, “Encrypt” and “Secure with password” functions if you do not know exactly what these functions do. You may not be able to read out or write to the implant completely afterwards. If you have let some time pass, the wound is no longer swollen and you cannot establish contact with your smartphone, please send us an email to email@example.com.
Chip Implant Functionality
Chip implants, which includes all RFID transponders such as the X1, are passive transponders without their own power source. This means that an active transponder, i.e. an antenna that “irradiates” the implant and supplies it with energy, is always required. This low energy source is sufficient to read out or write to a chip implant.
The chip implant consists of different sectors on which data can be stored. Sector 0 contains the UID, also known as the serial number (unique permanent identification). This is used for example to to identify home automation systems, locking cylinders, etc. This number can be interpreted in various forms (HEX / DEZ) and is an integral part of the chip. This sector usually cannot be written and manipulated.
Further sectors with consecutive numbers follow. These blocks are writable and are used by apps and licenses to either personalize the chip or even equip it with additional security features. The label on the left “r” (read) “w” (write)” indicates which blocks can only be read or also written. Smartphones usually read in as many blocks until a sector is recognized as an application and executes it.
Chip implant dysfunction
The chip implant can no longer be read out.
Is NFC enabled? Does the energy-saving mode hinder the NFC function? Did you replace the battery with a replica or from a third-party manufacturer? Have you had the chip implant placed in an unusual location? Has the chip implant been locked or password protected by the encryption function? Was the procedure performed less than 3 days ago? Please contact us if you have any questions in the negative – we are sure we will find a solution. It is extremely unlikely that a malfunction of the chip implant will lead to a health hazard. However, if the malfunction is caused by a serious accident, the cylinder may have been damaged. To the best of our knowledge, this has never happened before, but in this case, urgency is required and a doctor should be consulted immediately.
The chip implant has slipped.
Is NFC enabled? Does the energy-saving mode hinder the NFC function? Did you replace the battery with a replica or from a third-party manufacturer? Have you had the chip implant placed in an unusual location? Has the chip implant been locked or password protected by the encryption function? Was the procedure performed less than 3 days ago? Please contact us if you have any questions in the negative – we are sure we will find a solution. It is extremely unlikely that a malfunction of the implant will lead to a health hazard. However, if the malfunction is caused by a serious accident, the cylinder may have been damaged. To the best of our knowledge, this has never happened before, but in this case, urgency is required and a doctor should be consulted immediately.
The UID of the chip implant
Basically, you have two main functions at your disposal. On the one hand, the use of the UID and, on the other hand, the data memory that can be written to according to your wishes using a smartphone or NFC writer. The UID as explained above is a fixed serial number with which you can identify yourself. This opens up several application possibilities for you. There are many more electronic identification procedures in everyday life that are based on a UID than one might think. It is not uncommon for this to be accomplished using MIFARE® transponder cards or tags, which are nothing more than your UID on your NFC implant. In many cases, it is possible to replace or add to the already stored UID in access systems as would be the case if, for example, a transponder card or coin is lost or an additional user is to be added.
Electronic locking cylinders – HID PC Login – Access controls Elevators – Locker systems – Membership cards – Tickets
NFC relays – Elevators – Electronic time stamps – Turnstiles Service badges – Parking garages – Gyms and many more.
The UID serial numbers cannot be changed until further notice(X2,X3, X4, Range). This means that the main system must always learn the UID as a new transponder / membership card and not vice versa. The UID of the transponders cannot be manipulated with original NXP® chipsets to simulate the already stored UID. The X3 Elite is the only exception here. With this model, the UID can be changed to simulate an existing access card.
Data sets of the NFC implant
The rest of the chipset is freely available. You can write to it, erase it, format it and read it. Various apps are available for this purpose. We recommend the app NFC Tools, as it is free of charge, has a user-friendly structure and offers many features that are otherwise only available with paid apps. If you have already familiarized yourself with the “Describe Chip Implant” subsection of the guide, you have probably already tried out some of the app’s functions. If difficulties arise to use the app, we have created a small video tutorial for you on how to create records and describe them to the implant. To do so, simply scan the QR code. Data sets or executions can always be recognized in the sectors by an input command such as. e.g. “vcard”. If the NFC implant is now scanned by a smartphone, regardless of whether the NFC Tools app is installed, the smartphone recognizes this command and then opens as in this example. the “vcard” i.e. contact data stored on the implant. If more than one data set is used, the data set that was written to first is always executed. If you want to use more functions at the same time, it makes sense to use “conditions” and “OR” functions with the Pro version.
Business cards – Data sharing – Dropbox access permissions – Bitcoin interface – Emergency data
Application executions – Digital will – Certificates – Memos – PayLink and much more