I'm not sure the best way to ask this question, so I'll try to explain what I'm looking for, and roughly what I think is involved.
I want to measure the point of contact between two wires. This seems like it could be a resistance measurement, but I wasn't sure if that was the best way to go as it seems like the amount of change would be too small to measure.
Specifically I have two wires (more likely some sort of conductive ribbon) on a glove. One wire runs along the index finger, and the other is at the tip of the thumb. When someone touches their thumb to their finger, I want a value that indicates approximately where they touched.
For example, if they touch the tip of their finger to their thumb the value would be 1. If they touched their thumb to their first knuckle, then the value would be 0.75. And so forth. With a touch between two "points" producing a value in between.
Ideally someone could slide their thumb down their finger and produce a slowly changing value from 1 to 0.
Is resistance the way to go for this? It seems like there could a lot of other variables (surface area of contract, humidity, etc) that could dramatically change the resistance. Is there a better method?
Update: Because of some overzealous votes to close and confusion, this will be using the Arduino platform (maybe an ESP32, if that matters) once I figure out what sort of sensors and systems to work with.