Automated Couette Viscometer

Viscosity of human blood can be a diagnostic indicator for patient health. My senior design project team looked to develop an automated means of calculating human blood viscosity by principles of Couette flow.

Animations with gganimate

Today I’m going to show a brief walkthrough on using Thomas Lin Pedersen’s gganimate package, a great tool for greating GIFs of data for easy sharing. Check out his GIT repo for a full overview. This example uses mock patient ART line data to reconstruct a live QRS complex. While some of this may sound unfamiliar, the image below is pretty familiar to anyone who has watched a hospital drama show: