Honda has its own way of providing comfort and excitement for pediatric patients who are hospitalized, by introducing the Shogo electric car.
This eco-friendly vehicle, designed by Honda engineers to help relieve the stress and anxiety of children and their families by transporting patients during their hospital stay. The Honda Shogo, currently in use at the CHOC Hospital.
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Shogo, comes from a Japanese word which means soaring into the future. This electric car was built to focus on pediatric patients, with ages ranging from 4 to 9 years.
This electric vehicle from the manufacturer bearing the letter H, can be easily driven, manages the go/stop mechanism on the steering wheel, and the speed can be adjusted between 1-5 km/h, and is controlled by a companion such as a nurse or caregiver.
Specially developed, the Shogo is an electric vehicle specifically designed to navigate hospital hallways to transport pediatric patients.
With patient safety in mind, Shogo is built without doors to make it safe and easily accessible for children. The Shogo also includes an IV pole mount and a bar to offer caregivers the option to manually push the vehicle when needed.
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There are also features to make the child's experience more comfortable including a toy holder at the front of the vehicle for items the child wants to bring, a cup holder, a center horn with different sound options, and an adjustable number plate slot to display the name of each driver.
“Creating Shogo to support patients during a stressful time in hospital has been a labor of love for the passionate Honda team and we are very proud to introduce Shogo during this holiday season at CHOC,” said Hundy Liu, Manager of National Automobile Advertising, American Honda Motor Co. ., Inc.