|Size||0.3 liters average|
|Weight||0.3 kg average|
- They are replacements for organic internal organs.
- The exact size and dimensions of the kidneys are tailored to match the physical characteristics of the recipient.
- Cybernetic kidneys typically include an artificial bladder and urinary system.
Cybernetic kidneys are battery-powered devices that filter blood before sending it back to the heart. They serve to maintain overall fluid balance and help the body pass waste as urine. They are typically fitted as a pair and usually include a bladder.
- The kidney's internal batteries are extremely compact and have a very long life, typically measured in decades.
- An artificial bladder has a capacity of around 0.5 liters and weighs around 0.5 kg when full.
The various parts of the kidneys, including elements such as the casing, microelectronics, and arterial and urethral connections are made with biocompatible materials. These may include metal alloys, carbon nanotubes, silicon gels, and layered polymers.
Both organic and cybernetic kidneys may be upgraded:
- Supercharger: a device used to store endorphins that the individual's body naturally produces. The endorphins are saved for reintroduction into the body when needed, adding extra oxygen to (and removing fatigue-causing toxins from) the bloodstream: it improves the endurance of the individual. The supercharger is either installed in a space made available by removal of half of an organic kidney, or may be built into a cybernetic kidney. No more than one supercharger may be installed.
- Hypercharger: A larger and more advanced form of the supercharger, the hypercharger requires removal of an entire kidney or may be built into a cybernetic kidney. It provides superior benefits to a supercharger, greatly improving the endurance of the individual. No more than one hypercharger may be installed, and it may not be installed in addition to a supercharger.
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- Mongoose Traveller: Cybernetics Mongoose Publishing 2011, pg 52.
- Fire, Fusion, & Steel, Game Designers Workshop 1994, pg 82.
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science