Faster installation
Faster installation

Ready to collect data in 75% less time than traditional in-place inclinometer systems.

Spatial resolution
Spatial resolution

Up to eight times the spatial resolution of an in-place inclinometer.

Deformation resilience
Deformation resilience

Shorter segments and flexible joint design offer greater resilience to shearing.

Accuracy
Accuracy

Triaxial MEMS accelerometers calibrated in-house allows ShapeArray to achieve millimetre-level accuracy.

  • Faster installation
    Faster installation

    Ready to collect data in 75% less time than traditional in-place inclinometer systems.

  • Spatial resolution
    Spatial resolution

    Up to eight times the spatial resolution of an in-place inclinometer.

  • Deformation resilience
    Deformation resilience

    Shorter segments and flexible joint design offer greater resilience to shearing.

  • Accuracy
    Accuracy

    Triaxial MEMS accelerometers calibrated in-house allows ShapeArray to achieve millimetre-level accuracy.

Measurand's ShapeArray™

This is not just an instrument. This is the opportunity to make risk-informed decisions based on real-time, high-quality data.”

- Andrew Ridley, Geotechnical Observations

Measurand designs and manufactures ShapeArray™, which is used to monitor deformation of soil and structures like dams, tunnels, walls, and buildings. ShapeArray™ is an automated shape-measuring, inclinometer-style instrument on a reel, which has set a new standard for ease of installation. ShapeArray™ data are available in real-time, enabling engineers and designers to reduce risk and save money by making smarter, faster decisions.

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Monitoring internal settlements in Rockfill dam

Shape the future

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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

    ShapeArray

    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

    ShapeWrap

    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

    ShapeMRI

    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