Connect with us

News

Honda Designers Make Fun Electric Car to Bring Joy to Hospitalized Kids as They Drive Themselves to Treatments–WATCH

Published

on

American Honda Motor Co and RPA / Youtube

At Children’s Health of Orange County, California, you need to be on the look-out for tots getting lab tests—because they’ll be tooting the horn at the wheel of their new electric Honda, which is bringing laughs and comfort to sick children.

Designed by Honda engineers to ease the stress and anxiety of hospitalized children, the car brought tears to their adult eyes when talking about its genesis.

Called the Shogo, it was specifically designed to navigate hospital hallways and transport all the IV drips and monitoring machines a child might require. It allows them to drive themselves down the hallways to their treatments; turning what could be a stressful journey into a fun joy ride.

“To see the joy on the faces of these young patients when they get behind the wheel of Shogo is truly rewarding,” said Hundy Liu, manager of national advertising at American Honda Motor Co.

Randall Smock, a senior exterior designer of vehicles for the company, played a significant role in the design of Shogo and called it a ‘labor of love.’

“As someone who spent time in the hospital as a young child, I really wanted the number one objective of Shogo to be easing the hardship of a hospital stay by providing kids a lasting positive memory about that experience.”

RELATED: 600 More Hospitals Get Free LEGO MRI Scanners – to Reduce Anxiety in Young Patients 

One mom said, “I heard Charlie laugh harder than the whole time he’s been in the hospital, so hearing that laugh again makes me want to cry.”

Shogo, based on a Japanese word intended to mean “soaring into the future,” it was built to focus on young patients, ages 4 through 9, who can easily drive with its power controls, manage the go/stop mechanism on the steering wheel. It has an adjustable speed of 1-5 miles per hour, which is controlled by a handler such as a nurse or caregiver.

It includes a toy bucket in the front of the vehicle for items the child would like to bring along with them, cup holders, a center horn with different sound options, and a customizable license plate slot to display the name of each rider.

WATCH: Former Gang Member Turns Into Singing Star After Videos of Him Serenading Hospital Patients Go Viral

Shogo also includes a push bar that offers caregivers the option to manually push the vehicle when needed.

All the fun was captured in a terrific video that won a Silver statue at the 2022 Clio Health Awards because it demonstrates the amazing impact that play and laughter can make in the life of sick kids.

WATCH the heartwarming video below…

DRIVE This Touching Video to Friends By Sharing on Social Media…

Continue Reading

Recent News

Bathroom Remodeling Bathroom Remodeling
Home Improvement32 mins ago

5 Best Bathroom Remodeling Contractors Houston

When you give your bathroom a makeover, it will transform the look of the whole house. The bathroom remodeling project...

Yaşam Ayavefe Yaşam Ayavefe
Health2 hours ago

Yaşam Ayavefe Empowering Women: Initiatives for Health and Well-being

Yaşam Ayavefe is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and investor dedicated to empowering women and promoting their health and well-being. Through the...

Ankle Weights for Women Ankle Weights for Women
Fashion18 hours ago

Elevate Your Workouts Sustainably: Ankle Weights for Women and Eco-Friendly Fitness Products

In the fast-paced world of fitness, there’s a growing demand for products that enhance performance and align with eco-conscious values....

F95Zone F95Zone
Tech21 hours ago

F95Zone: An Advanced World of Games and Fun 

All those of us who have grown up as the Gen z kids and now into adults know our love...

Blooket Join Blooket Join
Guide21 hours ago

Guide To Blooket Join: Fun Learning Games For Children UK

Blooket Join, a name your kid will thank you for! Now, you might be curious as to why we are...

NCEdCloud NCEdCloud
Tech21 hours ago

NCEdCloud PowerSchool: Top Educational Platform For E-Learning

With modern education on the rise due to the combining of technology and education, now education on any level can...

Google Pixelbook 12In Google Pixelbook 12In
Tech21 hours ago

Guide To Google Pixelbook 12In 2024

Are you wondering about better options than your traditional laptop or PC? Then let us fill you in on the...

Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Lab Grown Diamond Engagement
Fashion21 hours ago

Increasingly Popular Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Rings UK

Diamond rings are always adored for engagement or wedding events. The spark and shine of a diamond looks so appealing...

Search Engine Optimization Search Engine Optimization
Digital Marketing21 hours ago

Search Engine Optimization Solutions – Your Key to Success

If you want to rank high on seek engine results pages and boost revenue, hiring the top search engine optimization...

NBA Playoffs NBA Playoffs
Lifestyle2 days ago

Elevate Your Fan Experience: Must-See Moments In NBA Playoffs 2024

The NBA playoffs have reached your fingertips, and you’re excited for the rest of the season. There are several tales...