新研究:人们用智能手机的打字速度在不断提升
How Fast Can You Write on Your Smartphone?

新研究:人们用智能手机的打字速度在不断提升

How Fast Can You Write on Your Smartphone?

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新研究:人们用智能手机的打字速度在不断提升

How Fast Can You Write on Your Smartphone?

2019-10-17

很多美国人将智能手机作为日常沟通活动中主要或者唯一的工具。这样做的一个结果就是:人们用手机发邮件、发信息的速度越来越快、越来越好。


很多美国人将智能手机作为日常沟通活动中主要或者唯一的工具。
Many Americans use smartphones for most or all of their day-to-day communication activities.

这样做的一个结果就是:人们用手机发邮件、发信息的速度越来越快、越来越好。
One result is that people have gotten faster and better at typing emails and text messages on their phones.

但与传统的物理键盘相比,我们用电子设备打字的速度有多快呢?
But how fast are we at using an electronic device compared to typing words on a traditional, physical keyboard?

一项新研究或许能揭晓一二。
A new study has some answers.

一组研究人员进行了一项实验,
A team of researchers carried out an experiment.

参加实验的有3.7万多名来自160多个国家的志愿者。
It involved more than 37,000 volunteers from over 160 countries.

该研究是一个项目,参与的研究者来自芬兰阿尔托大学、英格兰剑桥大学、苏黎世联邦理工学院、瑞士联邦理工学院。
The study was a project of researchers from Finland’s Aalto University, England’s University of Cambridge and ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

他们用以互联网为基础的系统来测试人们用智能手机打字的速度。
They used an Internet-based system to test the typing speed of people on their smartphones.

志愿者估测,他们每天平均用时6小时使用手机。
On average, the volunteers estimated they spent about six hours a day using their phones.

大多数志愿者说,他们用两手的拇指来发信息。
The majority said they used two thumbs to write messages.

参与实验的人既有用安卓手机的,也有用苹果手机的。大多数参与者都说他们用的是收集的标准键盘。
Both Android and iPhone users were tested, and most said they used the device’s standard keyboard.

志愿者每人都收到了15个英语句子,要尽可能又快又准确地输入在手机上。
The volunteers were given 15 English sentences to type out on their phones as quickly and accurately as possible.

研究团队发现,平均来看,大家每分钟输入大概36个词。
The research team found that on average, people wrote about 36 words per minute.

测试者的犯错率在2.3%。
Those tested made a typing mistake 2.3 percent of the time.

研究者发现,36词/分钟的速度比用电脑键盘的打字速度慢了25%左右。
The researchers noted that 36 words per minute is about 25 percent slower than the average rate for people using a computer keyboard.

根据2018年剑桥大学的一项调查,电脑打字的平均速度是52词/分钟。
In a 2018 University of Cambridge study, the average speed for computer typists was about 52 words per minute.

研究人员认为,用智能手机和用电脑打字的速度差距正在缩小。
The researchers noted one reason for the narrowing of speed rates between smartphones and computers.

他们表示,近年来,人们用键盘打字的速度变慢了。
They said people have become slower at typing on keyboards over the years.

研究者将用智能手机和用物理键盘打字的速度差距称为“打字速度差”。
The researchers call the difference between typing words on a smartphone and a physical keyboard "the typing gap."

他们预测,这一差距未来会进一步缩小,因为人们对键盘打字的熟练度会越来越低,而用手机打字的智能方法却在持续提升。
They predict this gap will further narrow in the future as people get less skilled with keyboards and as smart methods for typing on devices continue to improve.

布莱恩·林恩为您播报。
I’m Bryan Lynn.