Karen Jacobs Ed.D., OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA is an occupational therapist and a board certified ergonomist. Her extensive list of accomplishments includes being a professor and program director for the post-professional distance education OT programs at Boston University and editing/ authoring numerous books and articles. She is the founding editor of WORK and former president and vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
A primary focus of Dr. Jacobs’ research is about ergonomics. Specifically, how using notebook computers, tablets, backpacks, and other technology affects students of all ages. Ergonomics matters to professionals, too. In this podcast, Karen Jacobs talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Ergonomics: How workplace tools, equipment, and the environment affects individuals and populations
- Why ergonomics matters to health communicators
- What we can do to stay healthy when using technology
More Ways to Learn:
- Stretch Break for Kids. At http://Blogs.bu.edu/kjacobs/
- Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. At http://blogs.bu.edu/kjacobs/work-journal/
- Health Literacy Out Loud #46: Universal Design and Health Communication. At http://healthliteracy.com/hlol-universal-design
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 40.