Infant Body Composition Assessment by Air Displacement Plethysmography
PEA POD Infant Body Composition

Infant body composition by Air Displacement Plethysmography for research and clinical applications

  • Gold Standard accuracy using whole-body densitometric principles

  • Excellent test-to-test repeatability

  • Fat and fat-free mass measurements

  • Fast test time (about 7 minutes total test time) (see demo video)

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

  • Accomodates most infant behaviors (crying, movement)


  • 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.

    PEA POD Brochure: Italian - English - French
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  • peapod testiconsBody Composition
    Total Weight
    Fat Mass
    Fat-Free Mass

    Other measurements
    Body surface area
    Thoracic Gas Volume (TGV) estimate


Recommended Applications

Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatry