Cyberware goods and services - Safety Guidelines
At the time of writing no available guidelines on understanding the risks and safety procedures to follow fabricating or augmenting any cyberware products and services exists, henceforth the standardisation of safety guidelines on engineering, administering or augmenting any Cyberware goods and services will be documented as follows in this list.
The list is inexhaustive and you are to defer to a registered professional such as a local board qualified healthcare provider or certified electrical engineering for further clarification on safety standards.
On the topic of electrical related projects please keep safety paramount and start with small projects of low voltage and hazardous danger and work your way up to more complex and hazardous projects. Keep a up-to-date contact list of professional electricians and electronics/electrical engineers to escalate any problems to.
Perform any experiment at your own risk. This guide is simply a safety guideline that we don't encourage. The author has personally experienced negative consequences where no expert was able to assist in. The inability for professional carers to assist in these procedures means this guide is to help those that are helpless. You may misunderstand this writing as encouragement to create your own cyberware but that is the opposite of what we want. We want you not to be hurt and this is the only voice of platform we can say that because were the first in the industry to establish this platform. Stay safe.
- Take your time to learn the science behind each project and prevent unexpected errors.
- Always ask for help if unsure on how to proceed to prevent unwanted issues further down the track.
- Plan your test cases, feedback users first before attempting any uncertain projects.
- Stick to a schedule and budget and plan appropriately before attempting any projects.
- Have the right medical, electrical, mechanical tool, instrument and attire for the right job.
- Document your project, planning, schematics and work in region free readily available methods.
- Have documentation on the development through to triage for all stages of your products or services lifespan.
- The quality of a fabricator or 3D Printer is proportional to the quality of the end products quality, hardness and durability.
- Create and maintain a risk register for your product or project.
- Feedback for your device is important.
- Provide clear instructions for use
- Provide warnings against possible misuse
- Be aware of and meet industry and mandatory standards
- Develop product recall plans and procedures
- Incorporate safety into product design
- Implement a quality assurance program
- Respond quickly to safety concerns that arise.
- Use grounding in any electrical tools and equipment you create or purchase.
- Use correct voltage, battery, resistors or step downs to lower electricity voltage danger.
- Avoid using mains power and use a battery when prototyping to reduce voltage danger.
- Ground yourself when working on sensitive electrical hardware.
- Use electrical cords only with grounding if available in your region's main sockets.
- Try to apply Water, Shock and Dust resistance to your devices. Common methods are silicone conformal. Use standards to test devices.
- Solder fume is dangerous overtime and comes from flux. Avoid smelling by using a fume extractor or fan.
- Keep water and other liquids away from electrical equipment and sources of electricity.
- Pull the power plug head not the electrical cord body when disconnecting electrical equipment from the outlet.
- Keep electrical cords out of reach and neat and tidy to prevent tripping
- Avoid using one outlet or extension cord to power multiple equipment as this can overheat and cause fire.
- Learn the appropriate fire extinguisher and fire control method to use on each type of fire hazard.
- Cover power outlets when not in use
- Label dangerous voltage hardware as so
- You can improve the safety of any of the bioelectric capturing device projects by attaching diodes between the electrodes. The current will pass one way through the diode from the positive to the negative. The fundamental idea is that if a huge surge of electricity travels through the electrode it'll short itself out at the circuit level by conducting through the diodes rather than through your body preventing injury.
- Consider using an AC opto-isolator between the computer's sound card and the bioelectric signal capturing device to eliminate the possibility of significant current returning from the PC.
- Setup version control for your code or software.
- Double check your programming code for bugs.
- Create an instructions guide/text on how to operate the software.
- Regionalise your software and instructions to the audience
- Maintain the following standards for your coding
- Make sure the software is safe: It can be used without causing harm.
- Make sure the software is secure: It can’t be hacked.
- Make sure the software is reliable: It functions as it should, every time.
- Make sure the software is testable: It can be tested at the code level.
- Make sure the software is maintainable: It can be maintained, even as your codebase grows.
- Make sure the software is portable: It works the same in every environment.
- Never attempt to create, administer or augment any cyberware to yourself or another that your medically unqualified to do so and without a qualified medical practitioners approval.