- "The bod-pod was a cheap inflatable life-support unit designed to be entered in seconds by endangered passengers, suitable either for pressurization emergencies or abandoning ship. They were also dubbed idiot-balloons."
- ―Bod pods[src]
A bod pod was a mechanism for protecting space-travelling passengers in the event of an accident. They weren't much larger than a person; they managed air by means of recyclers, and they used a locator-beeper to alert nearby ships to their presence.
Note: They are called "bod-pods" in The Vor Game, and "bod pods" in Diplomatic Immunity.