June 1, 2007 -- Arandar Ltd. of Oxford, England has been granted a patent from the U.K. government covering its design of 3D Measure, a device that uses MEMS technology to capture movement in six degrees of motion. The patent covers the device's design, and the way it captures and displays the measurements and overcomes challenges associated with using this type of sensor to determine distance, level, and angle between two or more points.
Arandar director Angus Rock says the 3D measure "can replace the tape measure, spirit level, angle finder, plumb line, and set square" with one easy-to-use device.
Arandar uses the tagline, "It is rocket science," for its product because the calculations 3D Measure makes to produce accurate measurements are similar to those used to guide rockets. "Luckily the user never gets to see this, and just gets a straightforward measurement readout on the LCD display," says Rock.
Arandar is seeking partnerships with multinational companies that wish to license and commercialize the technology.