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There are 2 comments on Take a Load Off

  1. Great job Karen! This video did a great job describing the potential dangers of carrying a backpack that is too heavy. I also like how you determine how much weight an individual should and should not carry in their packs. Lastly, explaining the correct ergonomics and then allowing the student to actually experiece what a proper fitting backpack feels like is an EXCELLENT way to “prove” your stance. Keep up the great work!

    Moni K.
    Doctoral Student of Occupational Therapy
    Boston University

  2. Backpacks large enough to carry one’s maximum load ironically are difficult to wear when not full because the contents shift around with movement. I’ve solved that problem by always carrying an empty cafeteria type tray that goes in first (back of tray up against my back) and is the approximate length and width of the pack. The tray weighs but a few ozs. and acts as an internal frame or externally, as a, need I say it, tray(!) a great lap platform for reading and writing on large floppy books when you are sitting on a bench in the sun.

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