Mar 21, 2023

ShapeArray Fundamentals On-Demand Webinar

Tyler Morency
1 year ago

ShapeArray Fundamentals

In the current economic climate, the pressure for projects to move smoothly is greater than ever. Engineers and monitoring specialists have to reduce risk, save money, and make decisions more quickly.

Project stakeholders can feel confident that their site has continuous risk mitigation with Measurand’s inclinometer-style instrument that’s set a new standard for ease of installation and data collection ShapeArray™.

This recorded webinar provides you with everything you need to know about ShapeArray™, the only patented geotechnical monitoring instrument of its kind.

Explore the options for viewing and collecting data as we illustrate real-world monitoring applications involving ground displacement, settlement, deformation, and convergence with case studies.

Listen to Measurand’s Mitchell Pollock and Terra Insights’ Josh Smith for a webinar that explores the fundamentals of ShapeArray™.

Key takeaways from this webinar:

  • Understanding when ShapeArray™ is the right instrument for your project
  • ShapeArray™ installation methods specific to typical monitoring applications
  • How to use technical specifications to select the right geotechnical sensors
  • Real-world examples of geotechnical monitoring applications
  • An interactive question and answer session

Mitchell Pollock

Mitchell has been an integral part of the Measurand team since joining in 2021, taking the lead on several high-profile monitoring projects involving ShapeArray. Bringing a diverse knowledge to Measurand after working in oil & gas, pulp & paper, and laboratory testing, Mitchell knows that strong project management and communication skills are key in an industry where risk mitigation is of high importance.

Josh Smith

Josh is an experienced project engineer with a demonstrated history of working on large construction, environmental and structural monitoring projects.

Beginning his journey with RST Instruments in 2017, Josh is a senior member of the team based in the United Kingdom. After transitioning to a Business Development role with Terra Insights, Josh’s focus is now helping clients across EMEA develop their monitoring programs with Terra Insights’ suite of instrumentation and geospatial technologies.

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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