Bollé’s design and technology lab, EPIC, based in Lyon, France has developed a lens technology using Artificial Intelligence to create the Volt +, a high-contrast lens that enhances color to improve depth perception without compromising white balance.
In developing Volt +, the team used AI to find out which wavelengths to enhance or dampen to create the chemical compound (pigments) that would absorb the right wavelengths for the transition curve. Twenty million different lens formula combinations were tried before settling on the Volt + lens.
“We’ve set high standards to be the innovation and technology leader in the development and creation of sports performance eyewear and helmets,” said Tove Fritzell, Bollé Director of Product & Innovation “Our EPIC design center located at the foot of the Alps continues to deliver amazing results to harness the most advanced technology with the needs of athletes who have an opportunity to sample and provide feedback at the foot of the world’s biggest playground.”
The technology will be included in Bolle’s line of sport-specific sunglasses for Spring 2021.