Equipment recommendations for therapists who are setting up their Telehealth practice on their own and for those who need an update. In addition, we added some other accessories you might need to consider such as camera cover for privacy.*
EQUIPMENT: Click at the link or the image to read the product’s description or purchase it.
STRENGTHENING YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION
Due to many circumstances, many providers became catch with the lack of a good connection to use during the telehealth sessions. In some areas, a better connection is not even possible as the internet providers do not offer any other options. Below is an example of how you can strengthen your internet signal. In addition, it is recommended:
- Close all the internet tabs while working with the client, have one note program open if you prefer to not use paper;
- Make sure other people are not using the internet to stream services (Netflix, games, etc.), and recommend the client to do the same.
- Close all the programs on your computer (Word, Excel, etc), even if they do not use the internet connection, they will use your computer’s speed.
If you want to change the speed (I mean really change the speed!), you need to install this to your house. Depending on the size and how far are you from the router. Depending on the size of the house you would need two (Option below if it is your case and saves you $100). Most reliable and easy to install. You can also hook an internet cable from the box to your computer, no more problem with the speed!
Linksys Velop Wifi 6 Mesh Router (Wifi 6 Mesh WIFI System for Whole-Home Wifi Mesh Network) MX5 Velop Ax (1-Pack, White)
Linksys Velop WiFi 6 Mesh Router (WiFi 6 Mesh WiFi System for Whole-Home WiFi Mesh Network) MX10 Velop AX (2-pack, White)
If you don’t want to spend much, here an example of a good one that I personally use to help with my connection before and helped. You can also connect to a cable directly to your computer.
Buying a new pair of eyeglasses is not even possible and some of them are just not comfortable. I would also add an extension to your internet called Blue Light Filter Guard on your chrome web store, or even adding to your Windows program, or Firefox browser.
iKammo 2 Pack HP 14 Inch Laptop Screen Protector for HP Stream 14/HP Chromebook 14/HP Pavilion x360 14 Inch/Lenovo Flex 14/Acer Chromebook 14/Asus Chromebook 14 Screen Filter with Webcam Cover
MacBook Pro 13 Screen Privacy, Webcam Cover Slider – Magnetic Privacy Screen Compatible with MacBook Pro 13.3 inch(Late 2016-2019 Including Touch Bar Models)-Anti Glare[Easy On]
Lightbar helps to smooth the shades caused by the different changes in the brightness, such as daylight or room ceiling lights.
You can place it on the side of your computer, and it works well with the ring light.
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp Fast Wireless Charger, 7.5W for iPhone X, Plus, 10W for Galaxy, S9+, S8, S7 & Note 8 and All Qi-Enabled Devices, 5 Lighting Modes, USB Port (Upgraded Version), White
This option is easy to place at your desk and the stick and it is extendable.
8 Selfie Ring Light with Stand & Cell Phone Holder, Selfie Light for iPhone Dimmable LED Ring Light for Live Stream/Makeup/YouTube Video/Group Selife, Compatible with iPhone Xs Max XR
Ring light. Great to create a bright focus on the therapist’s face. If you use a cellphone from time to time, you can also connect it directly there. Otherwise, place it behind the computer.
8″ Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand & Cell Phone Holder for Live Stream/Makeup, UBeesize Mini Led Camera Ringlight for YouTube Video/Photography Compatible with iPhone Xs Max XR Android (Upgraded)
You can use it with a small desk (see at computer support tools bellow this page)
10” Ring Light LED Desktop Selfie Ring Light USB LED Desk Camera Ringlight 3 Colors Light with Tripod Stand iPhone Cell Phone Holder and Remote Control for Photography Makeup Live Streaming
This is an option of clip lights with phone holder
Universal Selfie Ring Light with Flexible Mobile Phone Holder Lazy Bracket Desk Lamp LED Light for Live Stream Office Kitchen
Ring light for travelers
If you are a world explorer, you can have this option that fits in any bag and does not overheat. You can clip at your computer screen, mobile, or tablet. You have a limited battery charge, but you can plug with the USB.
It comes with options for warmer to cool light. Who said that self-light is just for vanity?
Meifigno Selfie Ring Light [3 Light Modes] [Rechargeable], Clip on Phone Camera LED Light, Adjustable Brightness Selfie Circle Light for iPhone X Xr Xs Max 7 8 Plus 11 Pro Android iPad Laptop
For travelers, it comes with options of brightness
Meifigno Selfie Phone Camera Ring Light with 36 LED [Rechargeable], Clips On, 3-Level Adjustable Brightness Makeup Light for iPhone X Xr Xs Max 7 8 Plus 11 Pro Android Samsung Photography (White)
WEBCAM AND ACCESSORIES
Good light is always good but if your camera does not have a good resolution, you can always get extra help. It is important to have a cover to it too to give extra protection for privacy too!
Camera with a cover
Amcrest 1080P Webcam with Microphone & Privacy Cover, Web Cam USB Camera, Computer HD Streaming Webcam for PC Desktop & Laptop w/Mic, Wide Angle Lens & Large Sensor for Superior Low Light (AWC201-B)
It has the option to add a microphone and it has a light on it
Razer Kiyo Streaming Webcam: 1080p 30 FPS / 720p 60 FPS – Ring Light w/ Adjustable Brightness – Built-in Microphone – Advanced Autofocus, Black
It has a wider range. Great with you need the client to have a wider view of your office. The quality is great!
Webcam 1080p HD Computer Camera – Microphone Laptop USB PC Webcam, HD Full Gaming Computer Camera, Recording Pro Video Web Camera for Calling, Conferencing, 110-Degree Live Streaming Widescreen Webcam
If you would like to have a very clear voice during your video session it is a great option. You can also use it for podcast.
Not cheap but worth every penny and long-lasting
Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play – Blackout
If you need to travel and need better voice input.
Professional Grade Lavalier Lapel Microphone Omnidirectional Mic 393″ with Easy Clip-On System Perfect for Recording Youtube
Sound baffle helps to decrease the perception of inside/outside noise.
AxcessAbles SF-101VB Vented Recording Studio Microphone Isolation Shield (Black)
Diffuse Acoustic Panel
(4 Pack) Sound Absorption-Diffuse Acoustic Panel «Wave» for rec.studio | Wood laminated: (Sonoma)
Art specifically created to absorbing sound.
Acoustimac Sound Absorbing ART Panel 4′ x 2′ x 2″ CELLO
Some connections depending on the internet strength, can create static at the sound, and sometimes a headphone is a great option not just for it but also to help with CONFIDENTIALITY.
6 Hours, plus case that charges fast for up to 16 hours and 32 hours if you a bud alone. It takes 5 minutes to charge.
Jaybird Vista True Wireless Bluetooth Sport Waterproof Earbud Premium Headphones – Black
Apple AirPods Pro
If you want to fancy it up, this is a great option. More than 17 hours of battery.
Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 700, with Alexa Voice Control, Black
No earplugs – some people get ear infection easily. Here two options:
Bose wearables – great option and client thinks typically is part of our clothing plus you can change the cover for other colors.
Bose Soundwear Companion Wireless Wearable Speaker – Black
Magnetic charging cables charge the headphones in 2 hours. 10 day standby time.
AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones with Sport Belt, Cosmic Black, 2.3
WHITE NOISE MACHINE
OPTION I – couple options of noise
Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine | Sleep Sound Machine for Sleeping | 6 Soothing Sounds | White Noise Machine for Office Privacy | Plug in Or Battery Operated | Baby Travel | Sound Therapy
OPTION II – FOR TRAVELERS or temporary places to work
Yogasleep Rohm Portable White Noise Machine for Travel | 3 Soothing, Natural Sounds with Volume Control | Compact Sleep Therapy for Adults & Baby | USB Rechargeable | Lanyard for Easy Hanging
OPTION III – With REMOTE CONTROL
SOAIY Aurora Night Light Projector and Sleeping Soothing White Noise Sound Machine for Baby, Kids, Adults with Bluetooth 4.1, Timer, Remote, 6 Soother Sounds, 7 Lighting Modes for Kids Room
The position of your camera needs to be adjusted too. Some tools below to help you. Yes, we can use books and boxes, but you can use the products bellow in other places when you cannot be caring around books and boxes…
Computer support with a mouse space and fan to prevent computer overheating
A great option for people who sometimes need to move from the desk to a chair. You can adjust height and inclination. You can carry it in your bag if you travel or need to change offices temporally. Great quality!
If you do to have much space and need a plan B!
If you are tired of seating on your chair, you have the option to seat on the sofa and place you computer on it. Add the small ring lights to that or the other clip lights!
HUANUO Lap Desk- Fits up to 15.6 Inch Laptop Desk, Foldable Bed Tray Breakfast Table with 5 Angles Tilting Top, Height Adjustable Laptop Stand with Storage Net
If space is not an option at home or the desk is too small, this is a great deal
Tablet Mount Holder,Tablet Phone Arm Stand,Cell Phone Mount 360° Rotation Articulating Arm Phone Mount Stand for 4.7-10.5 inch Tablets/Mobile Phone Apple iPhone/ipad Mini/ipad Air/Galaxy (black)