Tech that lets you read at twice your normal speed coming soon to Android apps

April 1, 2014
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Spritz, the speed reading technology, will soon be available to Android app developers. Spritz Inc just announced it started shipping its free SDK to developers who’ve signed up for it over the past months.

Spritz breaks down text into single words, which it displays in a rectangle called “redicle” that’s designed to direct vision to a fixed point. Words are streamed at variable speed, allowing users to read without moving their eyes. Because moving eyeballs from side to side is the most time consuming part of conventional reading, “Spritzing” can be much faster. With training, you can read twice as fast with Spritz, or even more, claim its creators.

More detailsComing on the Gear 2, Spritz could make reading emails on a smartwatch a breeze

Besides speed, the other big benefit of Spritz is the fact that it allows reading lengthy text on very small displays, such as on smartwatches or Google Glass. Spritz Inc already demoed the tech on the Galaxy Gear and Glass, and, with the advent or Android Wear, more wearables could use it in the future.

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Spritz Inc will begin distributing the free SDK to the 25,000 developers on the waiting list starting today. Web devs get in first, followed by Android and iOS devs.

Comments

  • rubber chicken

    which was tested on BBC’s Click , absolute rubbish you don’t take anything in at that speed.

    • Some Dude

      Yes I tried it total waste of time unless you are Data off startrek you simply can’t take it in that quickly, clever idea but simply not usable for ordinary human brains!

  • yama

    omg i had thhis idea for 6 years ago and now its here ;/

  • thartist

    F*************************************CK! It damn works! Though it’s true that you need to stop for a moment afterards to soak it in. But who knows, if we train our brains for it, could it make us super fast? O_O

  • Ric

    that’s will just slow me down, I tend read sentence not word, sometimes when one line without difficult words our brain can just understand them without spell or sticking one word at a time. but i agree it does works and help for smaller devices.

    th1s hwo our brain wroks it interpert ev3r√ thng we need, so keep using this advantage and froce it until it works like the way we want, it possible.