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
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.
- 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.
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-retest 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).
Pediatric OptionFor 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
Ideal for Pediatric Departments, Universities and Research Centers, Longitudinal studies, Clinical Examinations, Nutrition Counseling
Lung Volume OptionFor Thoracic Gas Volume (TGV) Measurement
- Simple test manoeuvre
- Smooth routine
- Possibility to perform multiple trials