In the early 1950s, Steven Warren opened the Foundation for Better Reading — a Chicago-based school that taught speed reading. One of the gadgets used in the school were these "eye-analyzers" that allowed an instructor to watch the eye movements of a student, and tell them when they were moving their eyes too much.

Newsweek - Jan 11, 1954

Chicago Daily Tribune - Apr 22, 1951

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 15, 2017
     Category: 1950s | Eyes and Vision

Three things come to mind:

1) The "Optigrab" that Steve Martin's character in "The Jerk" invented.
2) The forerunner of a naughty device for looking up a girl's skirt.
3) Faster is not necessarily better.
Posted by KDP on 02/16/17 at 12:38 PM
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