What is Trauma Black Box?

Trauma Black Box is a video and audio recording system located in the trauma bay at St. Michael’s Hospital.

The idea behind Trauma Black Box originates from the airline industry, where all relevant flight data, including voice recordings in the cockpit, were recorded to help understand airplane crashes, accidents or critical situations. This was done to help improve safety.

Trauma Black Box uses the same ideas by recording video and audio data during a trauma, as well as the vital signs of the patient.