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accelerometers vs gyroscopes

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Posted Dec 03 2012 12:16 PM

Hi my name is alaa hany, i'm graduating and my graduation project is about an applications that has information about enhancing working out in the gym and adjusting the positions, my question is , i don't know much about acceleometers and gyroscopes ,and the adjusting part will check if the person is holding the weight in the right angle and he was let's say bending a little it will alarm him in order to fix his position. so which one of them should i use ??!!

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Posted Dec 11 2012 08:48 AM

From what you described I think you should use a gyroscope since it will give you information about the position of your device. The accelerometer will only detect the movement itself. If you want to go for a solution with more detailed information you should combine both.