The SAA Surge Protection Device (SAASPD) protects all ShapeArray models from electrical surges caused by indirect lightning strikes. The SAASPD is most effective when installed along the ShapeArray cable and connected to a grounding rod or plate with copper wiring.

SAA <strong>Communication Cable</strong>

SAA Communication Cable

ShapeArray cable is designed and manufactured specifically for ShapeArray instrumentation.

SAAV <strong>Cleat</strong>

SAAV Cleat

The SAAV Cleat increases safety and ergonomic comfort for both SAAV and SAAV Extend ShapeArray installations.

SAA Cable <strong>Splice Kit</strong>

SAA Cable Splice Kit

The SAA Standard Splice Kit contains everything required to make water-tight splices in Measurand ShapeArray cables.

PEX <strong>Extension Kit</strong>

PEX Extension Kit

The PEX Extension Kit includes PEX couplers and crimp rings.



Measurand’s SAA Simulator (SAASim) is a low-cost device that allows users to verify, test, and train with Data Logger programs and DAS without requiring a physical ShapeArray.

  • 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