“In the study, which was conducted at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, researchers found that all of the 100 participants gained at least 42 words-per-minute (WPM) when using the iPad tablet on the 18-point font setting, compared with reading a print book or newspaper,” Science Daily reports. “A more modest gain of 12 WPM, on average, was achieved by all subjects when using the Kindle tablet set to 18-point font.”
MacDailyNews Take: Based on their tablet of choice, the subjects obviously self-selected into two groups characterized by significantly dissimilar levels of mental acuity.
Science Daily reports, “Patients with the poorest vision − defined as 20/40 or worse in both eyes− showed the most improvement in speed when using an iPad or Kindle, compared with print… The researchers believe the iPad’s back-illuminated screen is the key to the significantly improved reading speed achieved by patients with moderate vision loss.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Todd S." for the heads up.]