accelerometer accelerometer  /æk ˌsɛ lə ˈrɑ mə tər/


  • (n) an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets


  1. Touch sensitive, with an onboard, motion-sensing accelerometer that can also place a user precisely on a Google satellite map, the device resembles nothing so much as an iPhone.
  2. To work properly, the accelerometer cylinders must lie at right angles to the earth's radius lines; i.
  3. Also a cluster of aviation-grade gyros, an accelerometer, a bevy of sensors, two batteries and software so sophisticated it puts Microsoft to shame.


  1. Research and Markets: Global Capacitive Sensors Market - 2013 Report with Forecasts Up to 2018

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Capacitive Sensors Market (2013 - 2018): By Sensing Applications (Touch, Motion (Accelerometer, Magnetometer), Capacity (Pressure, Flow, Level), Position (Displacement, Proximity)); Devices (Touchpad, Buttons, Slider, Screens); Verticals & Geography ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. Development Board tests sensing technologies.

    Supplied with Freescale Freedom FRDM-KL25Z platform with ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU, up to 48 MHz, Multi MEMS Development Board for Xtrinsic sensors helps designers understand and test sensing technologies. Board includes accelerometer, pressure sensor, and magnetometer to measure motion, altitude, or pressure; detect magnetic fields; and determine physical position. It works with range of key ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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  1. "Fernando was coming out of the turn and accelerating down the straight," explained Symonds. "He reached fifth gear, at 227km/h, on full throttle, no touching of the brakes or anything like that. And you can see on the accelerometer the...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Pat Symonds Source: AFP

  2. "We've tied the gyro, accelerometer, and GPS for six-axis motion sensing," Jobs said. "It's perfect for gaming."
    on Jun 7, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source:

  3. Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo President, said "On the most basic level there's three different types of technology in the Wii remote, there's Bluetooth, something called accelerometer which is what you feel through space and there's unique infrared...
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Reggie Fils-Aime Source: Capital News 9

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