Mar 2, 2021

Worldsensing integration with ShapeArray

Tyler Morency
3 years ago

Worldsensing integration with ShapeArrayTM

Measurand is excited to announce a new integration partnership with Worldsensing—a leader in wireless industrial IoT solutions.

The integration means Loadsensing Digital Loggers will now be able to provide wireless communications capacity and autonomous power supply for Measurand ShapeArray sensors, giving engineering teams better access to critical real-time geotechnical monitoring data.  

Loadsensing by Worldsensing digital logger

Loadsensing by Worldsensing is a top-rated industrial monitoring solution featuring the most extensive sensor compatibility in the market.

Loadsensing by Worldsensing is a top-rated industrial monitoring solution featuring the most extensive sensor compatibility in the market. Some of the key benefits of this latest Worldsensing product integration include: 

  • Long-range connectivity of up to 12 kilometres or seven miles through a LoRa star network topology that is not affected by radio signal obstructions, does not require repeaters or network planning and is not critical-path dependent.
  • Auto-detection of regular and low-power ShapeArray segments and protocol configuration, via Loadsensing’s Dlog mobile app.
  • Autonomous low-power supply and wireless data management for up to 100 ShapeArray segments and up to more than seven years.

The Loadsensing integration is expected to bring new levels of simplicity and flexibility to engineering teams tasked with monitoring critical infrastructures.  

“Measurand wants clients to have the freedom to use ShapeArray with the wireless data acquisition solution that best fits their monitoring strategy,” Terry Patterson, Measurand’s Chief Technology Officer said. “This integration allows Measurand clients the option to use Worldsensing’s wireless digital logger products with ShapeArray’s real-time automated deformation monitoring.”

“We are delighted to add Measurand’s ShapeArray to our list of sensor integrations,” said Albert Zaragoza, Chief Technology Officer at Worldsensing. “By combining the Loadsensing digital logger with ShapeArray, experts and engineers tasked with monitoring can now easily scale their deployments with our reliable, wireless monitoring solution.” 

Measurand is a leader in developing and manufacturing instrumentation for geotechnical deformation monitoring. Measurand’s ShapeArray sensor family is used widely in mining and tailings ponds, urban construction, tunnels, geohazards, dams and levees, and similar environments. 

Loadsensing Digital Loggers, meanwhile, have a proven integration track record. The digital logger has already been successfully integrated with 9 global sensor manufacturers to date making it compatible with a wide range of sensors including in-place inclinometers (IPIs), multi-point extensometers (MPBX) and extensometer probes, as well as tiltmeters and tilt beams.

With more than 1,000 network deployments connecting in excess of 170,000 sensors around the globe, Loadsensing is rapidly becoming the new standard within industries such as mining, construction and rail.

About Worldsensing

Worldsensing logo

Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the industrial monitoring expert works with over 270 engineering partners in more than 60 countries to provide safety through critical infrastructure monitoring in mining, construction, rail and structural health. Worldsensing has more than 80 employees and offices in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles and Singapore and investors include Cisco Systems, Mitsui & Co, McRock Capital and ETF Partners, among others.

About Loadsensing by Worldsensing

Loadsensing is the leading industrial monitoring solution by IoT pioneer Worldsensing. Loadsensing enables near real-time data acquisition of geotechnical, geospatial and structural sensors as well as remote device, data and network management. 

Engineers and experts tasked with industrial asset monitoring can now capture sensor data through Loadsensing edge devices and send information to the cloud for 24/7 connectivity management. With over 1,000 network deployments connecting over 170,000 sensors around the globe, Loadsensing is rapidly becoming the new standard within industries such as mining, construction, and rail.

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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