A vibration meter is used in manufacturing for machine condition monitoring, product testing and quality assurance. Vibration Meter OverviewMany machine maintenance technicians use vibration meter devices in tandem with sound level meters to analyze frequency. A vibration meter also can be used in civil engineering to measure the vibration of structures such as buildings, roads and bridges. In addition, specialized vibration meter devices can be used to measure the vibration of the human body. Any vibration meter will measure one or more of the following parameters: vibration acceleration, vibration velocity (speed) and / or vibration displacement.