As technology advances and continues to produce smaller devices, individuals throughout Colorado and the United States are seeing an emergence of new health problems resulting from their long-term use. If these problems are caused by ergonomic issues at work, employees may be able to receive workers' compensation. Terms like "iPad shoulder", "iPad neck," and "Blackberry thumb," have even been coined to refer to repetitive stress injuries caused by tablet use.
As Colorado employers become increasingly "high tech," more employees will start carrying smartphones and tablets for their jobs. While these devices may make computing and communications easier and more convenient, there has been a new report documenting repetitive strain injuries caused by using this new technology.