Pea Pod

Pea Pod by Cosmed




Cosmed Australia


The gold standard for non-invasive infant body composition assessment


The PEA POD is an Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP) system using whole body densitometry to determine body composition (fat and fat-free mass) in infants weighing between 1 and 8 kg. The PEA POD is extremely simple to operate, with software prompts guiding the operator through each step of the process. From start to finish, a PEA POD test takes about 7 minutes. The accuracy of the PEA POD has been shown to be very high against reference techniques in a number of research publications.

-          Gold Standard accuracy using wholebody densitometry

-          Testing pre-term and term infants (1 to 8 kg)

-          Fat and Fat-Free Mass measurements

-          Accomodates most infant behaviors (crying, movement, etc.)

-          Safe, non-invasive, and ideally suited for frequent testing

-          Excellent test-to-test repeatability

-          Fast test time (only 2 minutes inside the chamber)

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