A seasoned broadcast journalist, Guy Gordon has been a fixture on Detroit television news for over 30 years and was recognized with two Emmy Awards for Best Anchor and six Emmy Awards for Best Writing, Reporting, and Documentary. His work has also garnered numerous Michigan Association of Broadcasters awards for breaking news and investigative reporting. Previously, Gordon was news anchor for WDIV Local 4 News in Detroit for nine years, following 13 years as Anchor of Channel 7 Action News in Detroit. He is an active community servant, raising more than $1.5 million for Oakland Family Services through his annual charity golf outing, the “Guy Gordon Classic for Kids’.
Mobility Makers with Guy Gordon
Combining Guy’s passion for the auto industry and news, WJR has created a new feature to highlight the companies and people making a difference in the future of mobility with “Mobility Makers with Guy Gordon”. This digital and on-air series give companies the opportunity to highlight their place in the future of mobility.
Live Broadcast from CES begins January 7 and January 8 with The Guy Gordon Show.
LYNQ ~ The World’s Most Advanced People Compass
LYNQ gives you the distance and direction to your specified people in when in crowds, at festivals or parades, and pretty much anywhere else under the open sky. With a simple one-button operation, you can set and locate a home base to meet up within a range of three miles! Plus, LYNQ has a clip-on carabiner to allow for quick attachment to your clothing or gear and has a battery life of up to 72 hours!
Narwal T10 ~ Smart Mopping Robot
The Narwal T10 is the world’s first robot mop & vacuum featuring innovative self-cleaning technology, allowing you to have your floor cleaning done without lifting a finger. In addition, the Narwal T10 features a self-cleaning technology that rinses, washes, and dries the mops automatically, so you never need to worry about a dirty mop!
Whistle ~ The Ultimate Health and Location Tracker for Pets
Whistle allows you to feel comfortable by alerting you whenever your pet leaves a designated safe space and can analyze behavior patterns for better preventative healthcare. Whistle’s comfortable and fashion-forward collar allows you to also locate your pet with real-time GPS tracking using AT&T nationwide network and Google Maps.
Waverly Labs will introduce the Ambassador Translator in the spring of this year. It’s an over-the-ear interpreter designed for traveler and business professionals. It has three modes: Listen, Lecture, and Converse. It also supports most major languages. In the Listen mode it will translate anyone speaking near you. In Lecture mode it will translate anything you say and stream it through your smartphone’s speaker. In the Converse mode, up to four ambassadors can link up for easy conversational communication in a group. No price announced at this time.
BellaBot ~ Service Robot
BellaBot is a great example of the many delivery bots we saw. In this configuration it would deliver meals in a hospital, or act as an automated server.
Cruzr is a robot designed to replace the information kiosk in malls, hospitals, or airports. It can answer most questions, direct you to your destination, or connect you with the person you’re meeting. There’s a version for kids that looks like Ironman.
Loobot ~ Interactive Reading Robot
One of many interactive robots for children. Some a cute Bluetooth speakers, others are more versatile. Loobot can read 10,000 English picture books. It doesn’t sound robotic, reading with emotional inflection. It comes with picture books so children can follow along. Expected price: $50, not including books.
Project Nessa ~ Smart Mirror
Nessa is a full length smart mirror. When you check your look in an outfit, she will cross-reference what you’re wearing with dates in your Google Calendar and what you’ve worn in the past to tell you if you’ve worn the same outfit to a party, important meeting, or date. Heaven forbid you should be seen by the same people in the same outfit twice! This is a prototype. No price announced at this time.
BeOhSnap ~ Phone Ring
So many popup cell phone holders are bulky and snag your pants when you pocket your phone. OhSnap is an ultra-thin phone holder that allows you to slip your phone over a finger like a ring. It also easily mounts in your car on most magnetic holders and has a mounting system coming out this spring. It’s the only holder on the market that doesn’t block wireless charging.
This is the best value I saw last night. Price is $29.
Plott Measuring Tool This uses lasers to precisely measure distances without the metal tape measure. A computer will help you calculate where and how to hang pictures of all shapes and sizes. It marries to your smart phone camera to help you arrange photos on a wall and then does the calculations for you. Price is $95.
Sleep Number ~ Climate 360 Smart Bed
The new Sleep Number Climate 360 Smart Bed monitors your position, sleep patterns, and body temp. Using AI it makes modifications to give you and your partner a more restful sleep by cooling, heating and adjusting your position to maximize your most restful periods.
Amazon ~ Qoobo
The Qoobo is a furry cushion with a robot tail. It wags when you pet it. Is this the new “pet rock?” A Furby? A furry worry stone? It’s billed as “a tailed cushion that heals your heart.” Price is $149.
WELT ~ Smart Belt Pro
The Smart Belt Pro is a stylish belt that also analyzes and elderly person’s gait, and will warn of an imminent fall. Data is collected in a mobile app. It also gives therapists indicators of changes they can make with a patient to stabilize their walking. I’m skeptical about how valuable the early warning is, but am intrigued by how this could help seniors. Price is $395.
BlueFox Lifeline ~ Your Trusted Pool Guardian
The BlueFox Lifeline is a wearable wristband that is designed to prevent accidental drowning. If you are below a proscribed depth for too long. When activated, it releases a small tethered balloon that sounds a 100 decibel siren and flashes a white LED strobe.