DT ShapeArray

Wireless ShapeArray data communications

Combining Measurand’s patented shape-sensing technology with the RST Instruments’ flagship RSTAR Radio communication network.

Data solutions are going wireless. Introducing DT ShapeArray by RST Instruments—your trusted wireless ShapeArray communication solution. The DT ShapeArray Data Logger enables long-range radio-telemetry and stand-alone data collection of Measurand ShapeArray instruments at a low cost. DT ShapeArray Data Logger integrates Measurand’s patented shape-sensing technology with the RST Instruments’ robust data acquisition suite including the RSTAR Radio and DT data loggers to increase operational flexibility.

The partnership between RST Instruments and Measurand represents a clear and simple path to automated data collection without the need to engage a third-party wireless communication vendor. Measurand’s patented ShapeArray along with RST Instruments’ range of geotechnical monitoring sensors can be incorporated together into a wireless, or stand-alone, data collection system by using the DT ShapeArray Data Logger. DT ShapeArray can read ShapeArray sensors configured with low power mode and can store data locally. If configured with an L900 RSTAR radio, the data logger can also transmit ShapeArray data to a fixed RSTAR hub allowing ShapeArray readings to be analyzed and viewed remotely.


  • 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