Definition of accelerometer
: an instrument for measuring acceleration or for detecting and measuring vibrations
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Catapult's S5 device processes a thousand data points per second and tracks hundreds of variables with a complex algorithm, gyroscope, accelerometers and magnetometers.
The participants, part of the 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), wore accelerometers, devices that measure movement, for seven consecutive days.
The accelerometer is quite sensitive, making this game pretty addicting.
The components produced by Bosch and InvenSense contain gyroscopes and accelerometers.
By interpreting the accelerometer's data, however, Bosch's system can deduce the bike's pitch, and allows the front wheel to rise into the air without cutting power to the engine.
The CPOD also contains three accelerometers that record the various forces applied to the device.
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