Interesting New Technology: Spritz Speed Reading
Elite Daily said it well when they said, “The reading game is about to change forever.”
First try using Spritz at a speed that the average American reads, 250 Words Per Minute:
Now, what exactly is Spritz?
Spritzing is reading text with Spritz Inc.’s patent-pending technology. When you’re spritzing, you’re reading text one word at a time in our “redicle,” a special visual frame we designed for reading.
Why does Spritzing work so efficiently?
What Spritz does differently (and brilliantly) is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading.
The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters.
The unique aspect of Spritz is that it identifies the ORP of each word, makes that letter red and presents all of the ORPs at the same space on the screen.
In this way, our eyes don’t move at all as we see the words, and we can therefore process information instantaneously rather than spend time decoding each word.
Try it again, this time Spritzing at an average of 350 words per minute.
I’m not too sure how many people would use the 500 words per minute feature, but if you are studying for a class you don’t really like…..
The most important question: When can we actually use Spritz? This is the company’s answer on their website:
So far we have received interest in licensing our technologies from content providers, mobile device manufacturers, educational software developers, web portals, wearable manufacturers, e-book companies, and several others. We are actively working with these companies to bring Spritz to you. If you are interested in helping us bring Spritz to your website, mobile app or anything else, please visit us in the Developers section and sign up for more information.
Looking forward to testing out this technology with a real book soon. Let us know if you have done any reading with this technology and if you like it!