I'm trying to build a piece of hardware with an accelerometer that could track the approximate 3D position of an object. The accelerometer would not be rotating, so a gyroscope shouldn't need to be accounted for. I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions for a specific accelerometer. Does anybody have suggestions for a quality accelerometer?
Also, does the project sound doable? Could an accelerometer accurately detect the position of an object? This would all be on a small scale; specifically the tracking of one's finger. A GPS wouldn't work in this situation, as the movement would only be moved about in around a 2'x2'x2' field.