An automated real time capillary viscometer

Usta A., Ozkan M.

23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 25 - 28 October 2001, vol.23, pp.3403-3406 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 23
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.3403-3406


This study describes how to establish a capillary viscometer (microviscosimeter) that uses an inline micro-flowmeter that can accurately measure whole blood effective viscosity in tubes of arteriolar diameter at physiologically nominal flow rates with all benefits of digital media. Total measurement time is 4 minutes. The data can be digitally handled. Currently this system is assembled at the Department of Anatomy, Istanbul Medical School, University of Istanbul. The system diagnoses elevated viscosity as a routine procedure providing valuable criteria for many clinical manifestations.