An advanced artificial heart. It has synthetic muscle fibers for a realistic heartbeat, plus a high-flow pump for rapid circulation during high stress. It is better than a biological heart in almost every way.
- TechHediff, Bionic
It has 125% efficiency, improving blood pumping, which in turn slightly improves moving by about 5%. This gain is a multiplier rather than a flat improvement - other buffs to movement speed such as bionic legs or being affected by certain drugs will also be multiplied for an even larger increase. The bionic heart also improves the rest rate multiplier by about 8%.
By installing a bionic heart, the pawn's natural heart is harvested without a penalty, as the bionic heart is superior. This organic heart can then be sold or stored for later use.
Like bionic stomachs, bionic hearts are of less obvious importance than bionic legs, arms or eyes due to having lower bonuses. However, the improved rest effectiveness, though small, will improve the productivity of a colonist, allowing them to do more work each day. Over time, this can really add up. Likewise, the movement speed boost can make a difference when fleeing animals or mechanoids or in caravans.
- Beta 19 - Added.