Organons are items that store information about the user, such as identifying documents, insurance information, medical details and more. They are designed to streamline everyday interactions with information-driven systems such as transportation networks, medical checkups and minute-by-minute small payments.
Organons are generally placed in or around the hands, for easy interfacing with scanning terminals. Aside from organons integrated into a user's nanite suite, all such devices contain no internal power source, and are instead activated by the tiny electric currents induced by the scanning process.
In the event of an emergency, organons also allow for immediate identification of a person in the event they are rendered unconscious or killed.
Implanted organons come in three varieties. The most basic is the implant unit, a tiny solid-state storage device encased in a non-bioreactive shell. The second is a patch of nanites that remain clustered around the point they first entered the hosts body. Many opt to have their nanite patch altered to also serve as a tattoo. Similar to the nanite patch is the organon functionality of the nanite suite in one's body.
Surface piercings are an alternative available for those that do not wish to house circuitry or nanotechnology in their body. For those wishing to be able to remove their organon at any time, standard jewelry such as rings and wristbands can be outfitted with organon capabilities.
One of the most grotesque problems faced by early organon technology was the ability to surgically extract the device or even remove the limb the organon was attached to and still have it function normally. In response, implant units are generally inserted into the bone, making it almost impossible to remove the organon from its implant site.
To tackle the fact that fingers or even hands could still be severed and their organons used, extra functionality was added to make organons more secure. A basic biometrics suite springs to life when the organon is being read, and records the ambient body temperature, hormone levels, pulse, nerve signals and more in the immediate area. If the readings fall outside of reasonable levels - such as the organon host being coerced or even dead - the organon will not relay its contents.