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Category:Controllers with accelerometer

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An accelerometer is a device that measures acceleration, which is the rate of change of velocity of an object. In gaming controllers, accelerometers are used to detect motion and orientation. They work by measuring the capacitance of a silicon wafer anchored to the controller by silicon springs. When the controller moves, the wafer presses onto the springs, and the capacitance changes. The accelerometer then gauges the position of that component using tiny measurements and electric charges.

Accelerometers are used in motion controllers for video games, such as the Wii Remote controller. They are also used in other gaming controllers to provide motion sensing capabilities, such as detecting tilting or shaking of the controller.

For general information, see List of games that support tracked motion controllers in non-VR gameplay.