Not long ago, someone with a pre-existing medical condition, or a person recovering from an operation, might not travel for fear of not being able to monitor his or her own medical condition.
But now, there is a series of apps that allow folks with diabetes, heart conditions and epilepsy to check up on themselves when they travel — at airport terminals, hotel lobbies or on the train.
The apps send out information and alerts to doctors and caregivers.
One device, KardiaMobile, is a personal EKG monitor.
Apple has an app to monitor heart performance. And then for diabetics, there’s the Dexcom — a continuous glucose monitor, which doesn’t require drawing any blood.
All this translates to more freedom to travel safely.