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

The world’s gold standard for non-invasive infant body composition assessment

  • 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)


  • PEA PODThe 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

  • peapod testiconsBody Composition
    Total Weight
    Fat Mass
    Fat-Free Mass

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


Recommended Applications

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatry