This guide will show you how to use the BLS tools in your therapy room.
Method 1 – Single Device #
This is the simplest setup for using BLS tools in your therapy room.
Select ‘Start Session (In-Person)’ on the Practice Manager screen
Then select ‘Single Device (Open Session)’
If you intend to use auditory BLS with your client then connect headphones and check that these are working
Set up the BLS tools as needed for your client
You are now ready to use the in-person BLS tools with your client
You can start/stop BLS with your mouse (or other pointing device)
You can also start/stop BLS using the spacebar on your keyboard
You can alter the speed using your mouse or the UP/DOWN arrows on your keyboard
(Tip – using an external keyboard means you can control the BLS from a distance)
Method 2 – Remote Control + Display #
You can also choose to use 2 devices, 1 to display the Virtual Light Bar and the other as a remote control . This allows you to conveniently control the device from your chair without having to lean over you client to control the BLS
Select ‘In-Person Session’ on the device you want to use as your remote control.
Select ‘Open as Controller’ (PC/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android can all be used as the controller)
Follow the on-screen instructions for how to connect your display device
Once you have done this, you will be able to control the ‘display’ device using the controller device, allowing you to maintain a comfortable distance from your client and the BLS controls will only be visible on the ‘controller’ device’ which is less distracting for the client.
- Bookmark your display link – Once you have used a device as the ‘display’ device for a Remote + Display session once. You can bookmark the web page (the link will look like this https://app.bilateralbase.com/in-person/YOURNAME/display) so that you can just open the display page quickly without needing to go into the platform to select the ‘use as display’ option
- Prevent your device screen switching off – Your display/remote controller devices may be set for the screen to switch off after a certain amount of time. To prevent this happening during a therapy session, go into the operating system settings and increase the screen lock/turn off time, (See instructions for how to do this for Windows, Mac, iPad, Android)