DEMO - Workout: 100-150wpm
Press START and begin the training.
Follow and read the marked words.
Speed: wpm. Scroll: of text Grouped Words:
The SpeeRead project started in January 2013. It proposes an original algorithm, based on psychological principles; tested and continuously improved through the use of scientific research and studies, an algorithm designed to develop the speed reading skill. Speed reading is a skill that can be acquired by everyone who wants to train in an appropriate way. SpeeRead delivers the optimum training program for each user. Once you reach a reading speed of over 500 wpm, you can consider yourself a speed reader. Speed reading takes place by going through the entire text, word by word, at a greater speed than usual.
Speed reading does not mean scanning the text for information considered essential by the reader. Speed reading is not the same as photoreading. Speed reading takes place by first and foremost processing the meaning of the information you read. Speed reading takes place by moving your eyes faster over a text, which is equivalent to training your eye muscles. These are the fastest muscles in the human body. Speed reading takes place by expanding the user’s visual field. Speed reading takes place by gradually eliminating the involuntary movements of vocal cords at reading speeds of 1,000 wpm and over. Systematic and intensive training best ensures the successful acquisition of the speed reading skill.
The avearge speed for reading in native language is around 250 wpm. This means that we use 250-300 miliseconds to focus and read each word. However this is much longer than necessary. The eyeballs muscles are the fastest muscles of the human body. They need only 20-150 miliseconds to focus on a target. So, although we are capable to read faster, we do not develop this ability. The main reason is that we have learned to read first with loud voice. This type of reading involves two ways of processing the information on two different brain pathways. The first and the most important pathway is that where the meaning of the words is processed. It is the dominant one and the training is focused to develop it. The second one is involved in processing the vocal information together with the movements of the vocal cords. This process becomes, most of it, redundant when reading without voice and the training is focused to reduce it as much as possible.
Reading with 1,000 wpm is equivalent to focus and read a word in 50-100 miliseconds. Even at 2,000 wpm we need 25-50 miliseconds for the same operation. In both situations the human eye is perfectly capable to do it's job normally. Combining this with expanding the visual field can lead to much higher performance in speed reading. By comparison, instead of walking normally we prefer to jog along as in a slow motion picture. On the other hand, we have to face daily an increased amount of information as students or professionals. Developing such an ability can help us to face this challenge also because memorising and comprehension capacity can improve by 5-10% during the speed reading training.
The most common tools for developing fast reading ability are presented in books. In this case, several exercises are described and must be practiced using only the book and a chronometer. A lot of calculation is to be done manually. The advantages of using a software tool are listed bellow. An intensive training is much easier to be provided as an important condition to succeed. Many parameters of the training such as font type, font color, background color and font dimension can be selected by the user according to his preferences. All calculation will be done automatically. Time for training can be very well controlled and efficiently used. The appropriate level of training is provided to customers using interactive, web-based tools relied on the level of the performance that was previously achieved. SpeeRead can be easily adapted to different kind of training levels according to the customers needs.