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The Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic Makes Beach Activities Easier

By: Meghan Young - Published: Apr 10, 2013 • References: murr-ma and yankodesign
The Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic looks like something a superhero would wear. It isn't just the design, but its function as well. Enhancing beach and swimming activities for the disabled, it has been optimized to ensure that the wearer is not left in the dust by those with all four limbs intact.

Developed by Julia Johnson, Thomas Essl, Yuki Machida and Damien Rocca, the Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic was inspired by the dorsal fin of the sailfish. According to Yanko Design, "the fins channel water flow alongside the carbon fiber backbone & out at the sides, providing the wearer with the necessary thrust to move through the water." It also boasts a split toe in order to make it easier to transition from sand to surf and back.