There have been many attempts to replace QWERTY keyboards with more efficient layouts, some of which are in use today. However, QWERTY is by far the most common type of layout available, though will that always be the case? Joseph M. Krush, a retired music theorist, hopes his Krush keyboard will become the new standard. The reason he hopes this is because he claims it enables most people to type at 100 words per minute, while the fastest typists should hit 200 WPM or more.
Researchers from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia have published their study on the robotic hand, PsysOrg.com reports. The main objective of the dexterous anthropomorphic robotic typing hand, or DART hand, was to demonstrate that it could type on a computer keyboard, and it certainly passed that test. A single DART hand was shown typing at 20 words per minute, and the researchers predict that two DART hands could type at 30WPM. By comparison, humans average 33WPM with two hands.
We're not going to spark a debate over consoles versus PCs (not intentionally, anyway), but without question, one of the big advantages of PC is the keyboard. Trying to type with a control pad simply stinks. The solution? Suck it up, because it comes with the territory of being a console gamer. Alternately, you can shell out for a third party peripheral. Turns out there's another way to make typing on a gamepad less painful.