What is an Accelerometer

Accelerometer is used to measure acceleration of a body along the X, Y and Z axis.

Experiment for Accelerometer

Learning Objectives

To find the acceleration of a body along different axises

Material Required


  • Open PSLab Android App

  • Scroll down to the accelerometer

  • You will see three graphs for x-axis, y-axis and z-axis and there is also the option to configure the Accelerometer using the menu in the top right corner.

  • Move your device along x-axis, y-axis and z-axis


  • You will see the acceleration of all the axis

  • Acceleration is represented in numerical form as well as in graph


If you move the device along differnet axis you will see the change in acceleration in corresponding tab.