Useful Tech (Perk)
You can have one item to start that isn't just a simple personal belonging. Examples might be a motion tracker, a flashbang grenade, a door jack, a mineral scanner, a stun baton, etc. For Project Icarus it cannot be a firearm. Only security carries them.
Useful Tech is a perk. It can be purchased for 20 points in character creation, or may be available free with faction membership in some stories.