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Yuri Malina must have been a busy guy at Northwestern University in Chicago. Aside from his classes, studying math and physics in the school’s Integrated Science Program, the young scientist and entrepreneur co-founded Design for America, a nationwide network of student-run studios that create design-based solutions for local problems. He also somehow found time to start a health care technology company, SwipeSense, which uses sensors and wearable devices that log every time hospital staff sanitize their hands. According to the Centers for Disease Control, close to 100,000 people die every year from infections they contract while in the hospital, at a time when they are supposed to be healing and under the care of medical experts. SwipeSense will be in its first eight hospitals by June.

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