In the world of technology, a couple from Newton is hoping to make their mark.
Corey and Michelle Janssens have spent the past year developing new software they say could revolutionize 3-D video, all from the basement of their Newton home.
Corey Janssens has always been a tinkerer. And for the past years, the self-taught theoretical physicist has been hard at work on a new project.
"It's called ViewVerge, and what we're doing is developing conversion and enhancement solutions for media that is viewed in augmented and virtual reality," Michelle Janssens says.
Using a patent technique, the software can take any two-dimensional images and convert them to 3-D.
"Not a new trick, but we have a unique way of going about it that makes it a whole new ballgame," Michelle says.
the application promises to deliver real-time 3-D conversion to virtual reality and augmented reality content, all with the power of a cell phone.
"Basically, what we did was design a system that delivers to the eyes and brain exactly what they expect to see," Corey says.
It's the realization of a year-long journey for the Jannsens. It's a journey that hasn't always been easy.
"There's a lot we didn't know going into this," Michelle says. "We're uneducated in the areas that we're delving into."
But it's something Corey and Michelle are passionate about.
"I feel very strongly about Corey's science and technology and he needs to be put in a position where he can share that," Michelle says.
After turning heads with the product at a California expo, the couple is looking to the future, not knowing what it will bring.
"You have to go into it with a little bit of fuzzy vision as to what it looks like because if you knew what it looked like, you would never do anything," Michelle says. You would never go on these adventures."