Dec 23, 2019

2019 wrap up: A look at the year’s highlights

Lauren Turner
5 years ago

2019 wrap up: A look at the year’s highlights

As expected, 2019 was another eventful year for Measurand. From action-packed conferences to prestigious export awards, the last twelve months were a fast-paced, challenging, and fulfilling time, marked by meaningful successes and milestones.

Let’s look back at some of the year’s highlights, while we anticipate what’s to come in 2020: a fresh decade for Measurand and our valued clients.

Measure of Success: Measurand Wins Export Award

At this summer’s Export Awards in Saint John, New Brunswick, Measurand received the incredible distinction of Exporter of the Year—over $5 million. Chosen from a competitive pool of nominees, our company’s award was bestowed by a leading panel of business leaders and academics.

Transforming the Future: International Women in Engineering Day

On June 23, 2019, Measurand proudly celebrated International Women In Engineering Day. We marked the occasion by interviewing the exceptional women involved in our company’s day-to-day successes, who discussed the importance of women in this historically male-dominated field.

New trade agreements ‘a firm foundation’ for Atlantic Canadian technology to flourish

Back in February 2019, Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr and Karen Ludwig, an MP for New Brunswick, took a guided site tour of Measurand. Minister Carr’s public appearances in Fredericton were scheduled to address how a pair of newly implemented trade agreements would benefit the region.

Focus on collaborative learning at sixth annual distributor meeting

Measurand’s sixth annual distributor meeting took place in Fredericton, NB. Over 20 distributors flew in from around the world to attend and see firsthand our company’s latest advancements, including the launch of our new research and development lab.

Measurand part of Scale Up Atlantic Canada’s first official cohort

This year, Measurand was honoured to participate in Scale Up Atlantic Canada‘s first official cohort. Part of the University of New Brunswick’s J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), the program guides companies and entrepreneurs in overcoming the challenges faced in scaling their business.

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  • 1993

    The Beginning

    Measurand is established in Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 1994

    Bend sensor development

    Measurand develops and patents fiber optic bend and position sensors for the medical and automotive sectors

    U.S. Patent 5,321,257

  • 1995

    Canadian Space Agency

    Receives funding from the CSA to develop sensor technology that ultimately leads to invention of ShapeTape

    U.S. Patent 5,633,494

  • 1999

    Patent on fiber optic sensor

    Measurand receives patent for "Fiber Optic Bending and Positioning Sensor" issued June 29, 1999

    Canadian Patent 2,073,162

  • 2001

    ShapeTape & ShapeHand debut

    Measurand designs and develops innovative motion capture technology

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2002

    Measurand Attends the ICPMG

    First contact with the geotechnical sector at the International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG)
  • 2004


    Design patent application sent about a new product designed to meet the specific needs of the geotechnical industry

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2005-08


    Measurand debuts ShapeWrap motion capture technology for the film and animation industry

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2006

    Malibu installation

    ShapeAccelArray installed for ground monitoring for the first time​ in Malibu, CA

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2007


    Suite of instrumentation developed for motion capture within Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2011

    SAAScan launched

    Built for rapid deployment and repeated use

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2014

    SAAX launched

    Purpose-built for heavy-duty horizontal installation

    Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,815,195

  • 2017

    SAAV launched

    The only geotechnical instrument with a patented cyclical installation method

    Cyclical Sensor Array, Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,911,175