Our team sought to design a wagon that brings joy to families in hospitals, while making it easy and functional for hospital staff. We innovated our patented folding wagon to provide a solution that is easy to store, sanitize, and carry necessary equipment like IV poles.
Our process started with research, collaborating closely with hospital staff, and observing how they use our wagons in hospitals. We learned from hospitals that patients and staff love and use our wagons, but hospitals only have space to store a few. Hospitals struggle to find places to store their fleet of wagons, often leading them to not have as many wagons on hand as they need. This led us to use our patented folding wagon design as the base frame for the Hero Wagon, allowing more storage space. Hospitals can store more wagons on hand to provide more wagon rides to patients at a time.
We designed the Hero Wagon to include a mechanism in the rear of the wagon to pull any IV pole, making it easier for all patients to enjoy a wagon ride. We also sourced a premium, durable, and easy to clean fabric to use on the Hero Wagon. Hospital staff sanitizes the wagons between each use, and any nooks, crannies, or porous materials make that more difficult. We designed our wagon to have smooth surfaces and thick coated fabric that is easy to wipe clean. Our seatbelts are also removeable and can be machine washed.