I know it is possible to use the accelerometers of my ThinkPad T500 but I think I need to do more research if it is practically use those accelerometers like a gyroscope, e.g. can I detect the rotation by using the displacement in x, y and z coordinates. Here are some relevant web pages that I’ll examine when I find some time:
Control Google Maps via ThinkPad tilt
http://web.archive.org/web/20080609023956/www.stanford.edu/~bsuter/thinkpad-accelerometer/ApsDemo.cs I just tried this one and it worked like a charm.