Designing an Ergonomically Sound Work-from-Home Environment
Sargent’s Karen Jacobs offers some easy-to-follow tips to help your back, feet, and eyes
With millions of Americans now working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many find that their ergonomic setup is not the best. The table’s too high, the chair too low, there’s way too much glare coming off your computer screen. And at the end of the day, you’re so stiff from sitting you can barely move.
In this social video, Karen Jacobs (Sargent’79), a Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences clinical professor of occupational therapy and program director of the online post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy, offers some easy-to-follow tips for creating a safe, ergonomically correct work space. It may be as simple as putting a box under your feet or moving the angle of your computer screen a few degrees. Take a look. Your back will thank you.