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Luc Fusaro

MA work

‘Designed to Win’ is an exploration of materials, technologies and processes to design equipment that enhances 100 m sprinting performance.


Scientific investigations have highlighted that tuning the mechanical properties of a sprint shoe to the physical abilities of an athlete can improve performance by up to 3.5%, when a 0.7% improvement can already make a significant difference in the chance of winning a particular race.


Using the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing, the outcome of the project will consist of the design of an athlete-specific shoe, but also propositions for new models of production and consumption of sport equipment.


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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2012

  • ‘Designed to Win’ is an exploration of materials, technologies and processes to design equipment that enhances 100 m sprinting performance.


    Scientific investigations have highlighted that tuning the mechanical properties of a sprint shoe to the physical abilities of an athlete can improve performance by up to 3.5%, when a 0.7% improvement can already make a significant difference in the chance of winning a particular race.


    Using the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing, the outcome of the project will consist of the design of an athlete-specific shoe, but also propositions for new models of production and consumption of sport equipment.


  • Degrees

  • Diplome d'ingénieur, General Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, 2012; BSc, General Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, 2009
  • Experience

  • Design of patient specific outfitting block for knee replacement surgical operation, Tornier, Grenoble, France, Summer 2011; Mechanical design and making of a fretting-fatigue experimentation machine, Snecma, Lyon, France, Summer 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • New Blood, Old Spitalfields Market, London, 2012; IDE: Past, Present and Future, Imperial College London, 2012; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2012; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2011
  • Awards

  • Nominated, Product design, D&AD Student Award, 2012; Nominated, Mobile Medecine, Royal Society of Arts Award, 2012; Winner, Design Competition for the 2012 London Olympic Podia: LOCOG, 2011