All nighters could soon be a thing of the past! This new app could revolutionise essay prep and exam cramming
The boffins at Spritz have developed a new app for Samsung wearable technology that could make life a lot easier for students.
This godsend manipulates the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading.
The app rapidly flashes words onto the screen, making the Optimal Recognition Point (ORP) of the word red and presenting it in the same space each time. This allows your brain to process each word much faster, bypassing the need to “decode” every word.
You can try it out here!
Reading text the old fashioned way requires several steps before the information is processed by your brain. First, your eyes have to find the ORP of the word. Your brain then processes the meaning of the word and there is a pause as your eyes move to the next word. This pause is called a saccade.
Spritz’s new technology, which has been on super secret lockdown for three years, removes two of these three steps, making reading incredibly quick.
“When reading, only around 20% of your time is spent processing content. The remaining 80% is spent physically moving your eyes from word to word and scanning for the next ORP. With Spritz we help you get all that time back.”
This huge reduction in the amount of time spent reading will allow students to focus more on the important things, like boozing and reading The Tab. That’s why we’re all for it.
Do you think this will change the way we do our dissertations and prep for exams? Let us know in the comments.