amphibious prosthesis

    Murr-ma is an amphibious below knee prosthesis designed not only for running along the beach and swimming in the ocean, but also for an easy and fast transition between the two. It was Designed to empower amputees to seem superhuman.
    The form Murrma is inspired by the dorsal fin of the sale fish, the fastest fish in the world. It is designed to last in harsh environments of the sea which standard prosthesis fail to survive through and provide thrust whilst swimming.

Yuki_Machida Yuki_Machida

Royal College of Art
Imperial College London
Univeristy of Technology Sydney

Collaborator   Thomas Essl + Julia Johnson + Damian Rocca

Duration   4 weeks

Date   March 2013


  Yuki is an Innovation Designer and Technologist working on creating products and experiences that create positive futures. He is a Design Researcher at the EPFL+ECAL Lab, where he is working on Digital Innovation to bring emerging technologies from the research labs at EPFL to people who need it. Yuki is a graduate from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, holding an MA and MSc in Innovation Design and Engineering and an MEng in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently pursing a Masters of Advanced Studies at EPFL and ECAL in Design Research in Digital Innovation. He is passionate about using Design Thinking and Human Centred Design to create positive impact. Since his childhood he was inspired by technology and design. He is also interested in start-ups and getting new ideas to market. He is a Design London Fellow, which allowed him to attend Executive MBA lectures at Imperial Business School and to work on projects along side MBA students. With the Lines team he was fortunate to attend the European Innovation Academy and the Intel Make it Wearable Challenge to learn about patents, marketing, business and design.