Controversial Philip Nitschke has announced the launch of the latest 3D printed assisted suicide device
The Australian euthanasia advocate scientist Dr. Philip Nitschke, also known as Dr. Death, has created a high tech “death pod” in order for assisted suicide enthusiasts to be allowed to die in peace, without pain and at the press of a button.
Easy to assemble and to use, the Sarco capsule can be accessed only after completing a mental health questionnaire that provides the user with a secret code that opens the pod’s door. In just a few minutes, the user passes away painlessly due to release of liquid nitrogen. The pod can afterwards be also used as a burial coffin.
“Sarco does not use any restricted drugs or require any special expertise such as the insertion of an intravenous needle. Anyone who can pass the entry test can enter the machine and legally end their life,” Dr. Nitschke commented.
Euthanasia is the act of deliberately ending a person’s life in order to end the suffering. Assisted suicide can apply for people suffering terminal illnesses or choosing to end their own life from various reasons. Yet illegal in UK, in the Netherlands, it is legally permitted on request under clear circumstances.
Sarco was developed by Exit International and build in Netherlands in collaboration with engineer Alexander Bannink. As announced by its creators, the pod will be ready for launch next year.