A new study from the University of Cambridge has revealed that people can now type on their smartphones as fast as they can on the keyboard. I don’t know about this one, but what are your thoughts?
While a good typist can type around 100 words per minute (WPM) on a desktop keyboard, an average person (like most of us) can only type around 35-65 WPM. The research showed that people typing using only two thumbs can reach speeds that average up to 38 WPM.
“[That’s] only about 25% slower than the typing speeds we observed in a similar large-scale study of physical keyboards," Anna Feit, a researcher at ETH Zürich and co-author of the study said in a statement. Feit said the number of people who can achieve speeds of 100 WPM on a keyboard is decreasing.
You can take the same test that the researchers used here.
More details of the study over at Vice.
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