This 17-Year Old Built a Device That Detects Silent Heart Attacks

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After losing his grandfather at 13 years old to a silent heart attack, this young man waged “a war” on the deadly condition.

TED talks are often inspirational and moving while conveying an important message. This one has all that and some.

The talk is about a young man, just 17 years old, who lost a grandparent at 13 years old and decided to do something about it. More specifically, in his own words, Akash Manoj decided to go “on a war” with this deadly condition.

“You probably know the common symptoms of a heart attack: chest and arm pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. But there’s another kind that’s just as deadly and harder to detect because the symptoms


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