Is the Skywriter HAT suitable for RPi control?

I’m looking into making a gesture controlled browser: scroll up and down, go back and forward in browser history, click a link.
Would this be possible to achieve with the Skywriter HAT?
Any recommendations?

I don’t see any reason why not- although I’m not sure what special key permutations you have to fire to trigger a browser back/forth action.

A good place to start might be the daemon from Picade HAT, which turns button presses into keyboard keys:

Before committing to any hardware, see if you can get some Python up and running that will do what you want, either automatically or when a GPIO pin changes state.