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Who would write the code for my hardware

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I am beginning a project of having a accelerometer designed that will be built into a hammer ... I want the accelerator to collect data on the swings, acceleration , impact point, whether it is swung with the left hand or the right hand etc ... Here is my question after the engineer designs and it is prototyped and working who would write the code to get all this data ?  Does the builder write the code that gathers the information and a programmer write bridge code for the end device ? Or wold the builder only write the drivers and programmers take it from there ? How does this work ... can someone explain the how this process works and who would be responsible for what ?
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The sensor is only one tiny piece of the project.

You need to start with the requirements, and then pick the hardware, and then write the software.

Do you need to record one axis, or three?

Can you connect the hammer connected to a  data acquisition system with a wire?  This would be the easiest?

Do you want to do the data transfer wirelessly?  Or would you rather store the data in the hammer and download it later?  Both of these would be possible, but then there are other issues.

How much data do you need to store?  Days, weeks, months?
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I assuming a competent engineer could assist in deciding on hardware and axis determinations ?
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A competent engineer might suggest using one of these hammers, and signal processing Electronics from the same company.
http://www.pcb.com/TestMeasurement/impacthammers.aspx
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thanks
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