I'm very new to using sensor components and I have a 3-axis digital accelerometer I can use, but I don't know if I can use one to measure rotational acceleration in a football helmet? Is the sensor even suitable for that purpose, and if it is, can I do it with just one or do I need multiple?
I looked at a few posts discussing how someone could use an accelerometer to measure rotation but they were limited to one axis or involved some kind of bearing to measure two. Will a 3-axis accelerometer be able to measure rotation in every direction?
Thank you very much in advance! Here's a datasheet for the accelerometer, just in case: http://www.nxp.com/assets/documents/data/en/data-sheets/MMA8451Q.pdf