Apr 16, 2020

Cloud technology for subsurface deformation monitoring | sensemetrics

Tyler Morency
4 years ago

Cloud technology for subsurface deformation monitoring | sensemetrics


Measurand presents this webinar in collaboration with sensemetrics.

Alex Pienaar, Director of Mining | sensemetrics
Chris Gairns, Director of Sales | Measurand

Benjamin W Lowry, PhD, Senior Geoinformatics Engineer | sensemetrics
Shane Spinney, Support Specialist | Measurand

Remotely monitor and control your cloud-connected sensor network in three easy steps. The sensemetrics cloud platform enables sensor data from Measurand’s ShapeArray to be seamlessly relayed via your preferred gateway, and managed with sensemetrics software or viewed with third-party integrations. In this webinar we will cover:

An overview of Measurand’s ShapeArray

An overview of sensemetrics cloud-based solution

The three easy steps:

          Step 1: Easy ShapeArray Installation

          Step 2: Easy Edge Connectivity (THREAD plug & play)

          Step 3: Easy Sensor Configuration (load by serial, sleep/wake, reading interval)

Data interpretation and ShapeArray features: Measurand using sensemetrics software to gain actionable insights from ShapeArray data

Mining case study and how the three steps were applied to tackle real-world monitoring challenges

A question & answer session to follow the technical presentation


  • 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