BOD POD GS-X

The 4th generation of the world’s first and only Air Displacement Plethysmograph (ADP) using whole-body densitometry to determine body composition in adults and children

  • BOD POD GS-X - Body Composition analysis in adults and children
  • BOD POD GS-X - Body Composition analysis in adults and children
  • BOD POD GS-X - Body Composition analysis in adults and children

  • The BOD POD is the world’s only Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP) system using whole body densitometric principles to determine body composition (Fat and Fat-Free Mass) in adults and children.

    In comparison to other body composition assessment methods, the BOD POD’s Air Displacement Plethysmography has eliminated the invasiveness of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) as well as the difficulties associated with underwater submersion in hydrostatic weighing.

    The combination of accuracy, safety and speed has resulted in the BOD POD now being recognized as the practical Gold Standard for body composition assessment from a long list of universities and research centers.

    The BOD POD is ideal for assessing the body composition of special populations such as:
    • elderly persons
    • people with disabilities
    • subjects weighing up to 250 kg
    • children and young children from 2 to 6 years with the Pediatric Option

    The BOD POD’s ability to test virtually all populations makes it the most flexible option for frequent testing and longitudinal tracking of body composition changes over time.

    Body Composition analysis
  • Key Features
    Gold Standard accuracy
    The ADP technology uses whole body densitometric principles to determine body composition (Fat and Fat-Free Mass) guaranteeing high accuracy and excellent test-to-test repeatability. Since 1995 this technology has been validated in over 2000 published research articles within a diverse range of subjects including athletes, elderly, obese, pregnant women, military and children.

    Completely safe and non-invasive
    The BOD POD’s Air Displacement Plethysmography has eliminated the invasiveness of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) as well as the difficulties associated with underwater submersion in hydrostatic weighing.

    Quick test time (less than 5 minutes)
    The BOD POD’s efficient automatic calibration system, the easy subject maneuvers and the user-friendly software interface allow for a complete test to be accomplished in less than 5 minutes.

    Flexibility in testing special populations
    The BOD POD is ideal for assessing the body composition of special populations such as children (young children from 2 to 6 years with Pediatric Option), the elderly, the disabled and subjects weighing more than 250 kg or with heights above 2 mt.

    Low running costs and easy maintenance
    The BOD POD is designed for durability over time. Should the need arise, each BOD POD has an internal diagnostic function for analyzing system performance and providing feedback to service personnel.

    Connected and integrated
    The BOD POD is powered by OMNIA software that provides user-friendly and straightforward interface, database management activities, communication via HL7® protocol, networking and integration of BOD POD test data with all COSMED systems and connected devices making possible correlating Body Composition with data coming from other assessment such as Resting Energy Expenditure of Cardio Respiratory Fitness (VO2Max).
  • MAIN PARAMETERS
    Body Composition (Body weight, Body volume, Body density, Body Fat, Body Fat-Free)
    Lung Volumes TGV Option
    Pediatric Option (2-6 years of age)
    MASS MEASUREMENT
    Dimensions & Weight (Scale) 35.6 x 40.6 x 8.9 cm / 10.7 kg
    Weight range up to 250 kg
    Accuracy 0.05%
    Calibration Certified 20 Kg weights
    VOLUME MEASUREMENT
    Dimensions & Weight (BOD POD) 167x84x135 cm / 250 kg
    Chamber volume 500 L
    Accuracy ±100 ml of Cylinder Volume
    Calibration Automatic (Electronic Internal)
    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
    Temperature 21-27° C (operating); 5-38°C (storage)
    Humidity 20-70% (non-condensing)
    Barometric Pressure 75-106 KPa (562-795 mm Hg)
    SOFTWARE
    Software Interface OMNIA
    OS Compatibility Windows 7, 8, 10
    Available languages Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Greek, Dutch, Turkish, Russian, Chinese (Traditional & Simplifi ed), Korean, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Norwegian, Hebrew (interpretation only)
    Note: ⚫ Standard ⚪ Option
  • Pediatric Option

    Pediatric Option

    For assessing the body composition of young children in the BOD POD Gold Standard

    • Validated for in infants and small children between 2 and 6 years of age as small as 12 kg
    • Safe and comfortable testing environment for young children
    • Easy and fast set-up
    • Density model for children provided
    The Pediatric Option includes: seat base, seat tray, calibration volume cylinder, and OMNIA Software.
    Ideal for Pediatric Departments, Universities and Research Centers, Longitudinal studies, Clinical Examinations, Nutrition Counseling

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    Lung Volume Option

    Lung Volume Option

    For Thoracic Gas Volume (TGV) Measurement

    BOD POD system integrates body volume with thoracic gas volume measurements to achieve optimal test accuracy.
    • Simple test manoeuvre
    • Smooth routine
    • Possibility to perform multiple trials