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NFC Chip Implant Guide

The 20-page full version guide is included as a print version.

 

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ou can check in different ways which chip implant you need, or which one meets your requirements best. 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 the functions with a test. If you also want to address access controls etc. with the chip implant, you can test them for compatibility as described below.

If you have chosen a partner piercer and 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 independently. 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.

Testimplants

You can use this chip implant your access control or smartphone, final check for compatibility. You can also unpack it completely and describe it without this having any influence on the right of return.

Testing compatibility access control (X1 / X2 / X3 / X4)

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ake sure that the antenna or external reader is switched on if it does not have an “auto wake-up” mode. Then slowly swipe 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 models, it may be necessary to format the chip implant once beforehand. This can be done with the app NFC Tools, which is explained further down in the guide. Now try to teach the chip implant to the system as you would do it if for example a new transponder card is to be added. If this works, it can be said with certainty that the respective end device is compatible with the chip implant.

Testing compatibility smartphone (X2 / X3 / X4 / X Range)

Activate 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 required. If you have chosen an app and NFC is activated, you can try to read the chip implant. The NFC antenna is in a different location on each smartphone. You may need several attempts to find the NFC hotspot. Note that thick smartphone cases can limit the reception of the chip implant. After finding the hotspot, try writing a record 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 whether the packaging has remained undamaged and the paper inside has not become 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 if the sterility of the needle is limited. The implant cannot be tagged and read in the syringe or test tube. The metal of the syringe or test tube prevents communication with the smartphone and RFID antennas. So this is 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 you to have the procedure performed by qualified personnel. If you do the implantation on your own, not only veins or muscle tissue may be damaged, but there is an increased risk of infection. If you have not purchased a procedure through our website, 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 entirely at your own risk. Every body is different, as well as every piercer has his own style to put piercings. These two factors determine the subsequent connectivity of the implant. The implant may not be readable by some compatible smartphones.

Implantation procedure NFC Chip Implant

This is not a guide for self-implantation of chip implants, but only a guide for piercers and professionals to achieve the best possible result.

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he chip implant is basically stitched like a surface piercing. This means that it is placed between the lower skin layer (subcutis) and the fatty tissue. It is important to ensure that neither the muscle tissue nor the veins are damaged. 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 shining through the first layers of skin can be helpful. Typically, the chip implant is placed between the thumb and index finger. This has several advantages. Firstly, it is easier to interact with the hand, such as with smartphones or electronic door locks, and secondly, the skin is not particularly thick at this point, so that good connectivity to smartphones can be established.

 

After removing the protective clip and plastic sleeve, check whether the bio-glass head is in tact. To do this, carefully push the insertion piston forward until the implant can be seen approx. 3mm. If the bio-glass dome is in tact and has not been visibly damaged by transport, you can begin with the implantation. After you have made sure that no veins or the like can be injured by the injection needle, grasp the skin fold with your index finger and thumb at the place where the implant is to be placed later. Be careful not to prick 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 plunger, otherwise it cannot be pushed in. Penetrate at the lower point of the skin fold formed and push the injection needle approx. 10mm under the skin layer.

Make sure that the longer side of the needle points downwards. Now press the insertion plunger completely and with some pressure into the injection device. Now carefully pull out the needle and lightly squeeze the puncture wound to prevent possible air pockets. Then use our supplied wound plasters to avoid exposing the puncture wound to the environment. You should wear this for at least 2 days and change it the following day.

 

Other implantation sites are also conceivable. Just bear in mind that the foreign body sensation can increase considerably at some sites. In general, after implantation, the site of the puncture should not be subjected to unnecessary stress in order to avoid subsequent slipping of the implant.

Healing process with chip implants

The healing process presented here is based on customer testimonials and own experience. The healing can develop differently for everyone!

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he first image was taken immediately after NFC implantation. The approx. 2.5 mm puncture wound is clearly visible. The wound is still open and bleeding a little. When showering, one of the waterproof plasters should be worn. Minor numbness may occur about 3cm around the puncture wound, as a small swelling may form. The swelling will decrease after the first few days, reducing the “throbbing” and numbness sensation. We strongly recommend not to move the chip implant under the skin yet. The second picture is taken 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 during this healing process. This means that when the crust has completely disappeared, a small scar of about 1 mm remains, which is hardly or not at all noticeable.

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Technical data of the chip implants

Our implants have different features and chipsets. Each of them is perfectly adapted to specific applications, so that size to connectivity, as well as chipset and use 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.

Compatibility

There are different ways to detect or interpret the compatibility to existing devices. Most modern reading antennas that are coupled to relays to open doors, for example, support MIFARE Classic® and compatible chips such as the Fudan S50. With older locking systems, it is quite possible that the 125Khz frequency (X1) is used. If you try to read in the transponder card using a smartphone (App NFC Tools), it will show you the chipset. However, if the smartphone does not respond to the transponder card, it will probably be 125kHz technology.

Read and write NFC implant

Please note that you will not be able to read the chip implant shortly after the procedure. The wound water and plaster may be too great a 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. Scan the QR field or search for “NFC Tools” in the Google Play Store.

An NFC smartphone with an 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 form a fist so that the implant is visible and then slowly move it from bottom to top over the smartphone’s back. The slower you do this, the more accurate the localized spot will be for reading the implant in the future. It should be noted that the smartphone has NFC and this is also switched on. In addition, there may be restrictions in connectivity if you use a cover.

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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 a mail to support@iamrobot.de

Chip implant functionality

Chip implants, including all RFID transponders such as the X1, are passive transponders without their own power source. This means that an active transponder is always required, i.e. an antenna that “irradiates” the implant and supplies it with energy. This small energy source is sufficient to read or write 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 to identify oneself e.g. at house automations, lock cylinders etc.. This number can be interpreted in various forms (HEX / DEZ) and is a fixed component of the chip. This sector can usually not be written or manipulated.

 

This is followed by further sectors with consecutive numbers. 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 labeling on the left “r” (read) “w” (write)” indicates which blocks can only be read or also written. Smartphones usually read as many blocks as necessary 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? Have you replaced the battery with a replica or from a third-party manufacturer? Have you had the chip implant implanted 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 answered all questions in the negative – we are sure that 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 it is necessary to act quickly and consult a doctor immediately.

The chip implant has slipped.

Is NFC enabled? Does the energy-saving mode hinder the NFC function? Have you replaced the battery with a replica or from a third-party manufacturer? Have you had the chip implant implanted 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 answered all questions in the negative – we are sure that 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 that 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. One is the use of the UID and the other is the data memory, which 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 possible applications for you. There are many more electronic identification procedures in everyday life that are based on a UID than you might think. It is not uncommon to already accomplish this 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 the already stored UID in access systems as it would be the case if e.g. a transponder card or coin is lost or an additional user is to be added.

Application examples

Electronic locking cylinder • HID PC Login • Access controls Elevators • Cabinet systems •  Membership cards • Tickets
NFC Relais • Elevators • Electronic time stamps • Turnstiles Service badges • Parking garages • Gyms and many more…

The UID, i.e. 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 / member 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 to this. 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 to you. You can write to it, delete it, format it and read it. Various apps are available for this purpose. We recommend the app NFC Tools because it is free of charge, has a user-friendly structure, and offers many features that are otherwise only available in 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 you are having trouble using the app, we have created a short video tutorial for you on how to create records and describe them to the implant. To do this, simply scan the QR code. Data sets or executions can always be recognized in the sectors by an input command such as “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 the “vcard”, i.e. contact data stored on the implant, as in this example. If you use multiple data sets, the data set that was described 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.

Application examples

Business cards • Share data • Dropbox Access permissions • Bitcoin Interface • Emergency data
Application designs • Digital Testament • Certificates • Memos • PayLink and many more…

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