The BOD POD Gold Standard Body Composition Tracking System is an air displacement plethysmograph which uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (fat and fat-free mass) in adults and children, and can accommodate a wide range of populations. A full test requires only about 5 minutes, and provides highly accurate, safe, comfortable, and fast test results. Each BOD POD Gold Standard is a complete turnkey system with a dedicated computer system, the ability to measure thoracic gas volume (TGV), and data management capabilities.
Based on Air Displacement Plethysmography. ADP uses whole body densitometric principles to determine body composition (Fat and Fat-Free Mass) in adults and children, guaranteeing high accuracy and excellent test-to-test repeatability
Complete turnkey system. Each BOD POD comes with all the hardware and software required to perform an accurate body composition test, including PC, cart, integrated digital scale (for body mass measurement), calibration, etc.
Fast test time. The BOD POD is extremely simple to use and does not require a license to operate. A full test requires only about 5 minutes (2 minutes inside BOD POD)
Completely non-invasive. BOD POD’s air displacement plethysmography has eliminated the invasiveness of Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and it is therefore suitable for frequent, longitudinal tracking of body composition and metabolic changes over time.
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 OptionTM), the elderly, the disabled and subjects weighing more than 200 kg or with heights above 2 mt.
Validated technology. The accuracy of the BOD POD has been shown to be very high against reference techniques in a number of research publications. Percent fat results obtained form the BOD POD have not been shown to be statistically different than results from Multi-Compartment Models.
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 test function to analyze system performance and provide feedback to service personnel.