Luc Fusaro

Innovation Design Engineering

Designed to Win

'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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Supported by: The James Dyson Foundation



Diplome d'ingénieur, General Engineering, Ecole Centrale Lyon, 2012; BSc, General Engineering, Ecole Centrale Lyon, 2009


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


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


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