Akash Manoj is an Indian cardiology researcher and inventor from Tamil Nadu.[1] He is known for his award-winning research on "silent" heart attacks.[2] He developed a novel technique that can non-invasively detect and alert at-risk patients of a potential asymptomatic heart-attack. His method involves transcutaneously isolating, identifying, spectroscopically analyzing, and sensing elevation in the levels of a cardiac biomarker called heart-type fatty acid binding protein (h-FABP) in realtime – a process that significantly establishes a path to preventative cardiovascular healthcare.[3][4]

Akash Manoj
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Akash with the President of India
  • Manoj Prabhakar
  • Somlatha Manoj
HonoursNational Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2017 (Gold Medal)

Personal lifeEdit

Akash graduated high school from The Ashok Leyland School in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. His recent interview[5] with Forbes India suggests that he is currently studying at a medical school in Prague, Czech Republic.


Akash was awarded with "National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement" (Gold Medallion) [Now: Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar] by the President of India and an award at Intel ISEF 2018.[4] Additionally, he has received several other notable national and international awards.[6]


  1. ^ "Meet Akash Manoj, a Student who Built a Device to Predict 'Silent' Heart Attacks (CTG: Health and Fitness) (2017)". Hindustan Times. 7 March 2017.
  2. ^ "TEDx Gateway 2018: Akash Manoj, child prodigy, solved a problem that renowned innovators couldn't, Section: 'How Does The Device Work?'". The Free Press Journal.
  3. ^ "16-Yr-Old Conferred President's Award For Building A Device To Predict 'Silent' Heart Attacks". The Logical Indian. 15 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Full Abstract". abstracts.societyforscience.org. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Akash Manoj: Meet the 18-year-old Who Invented a Silent Heart Attack Detector".
  6. ^ "TEDx Gateway 2018: Akash Manoj, child prodigy, solved a problem that renowned innovators couldn't". Free Press Journal.