#25: Touch typing via visual feedback

I’ve always had trouble developing new motor skills. It took me four attempts to pass the driving test and my inability to learn dancesteps is truly remarkable.

Touch tying is therefore a complete masydteyeu ayuidi dmer (last few words were typed with me looking at the screen, not my fingers).

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Invention of the day is therefore a simple feedback mechanism. Direct a webcam onto your hands from above and position the resulting image somewhere near your text editor window. It takes a little getting used to but it seems to work -if you’re as incorrigibly bad at this sort of thing as me.

There may also be some mileage in using audio feedback here. A keyboard with two-stage keys would be capable of ‘saying’ the letter you were just about to get wrong, when its key was only partly depressed.

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