A device designed for assisted suicide has passed legal review in Switzerland after about 1,300 people have died by assisted suicide in Switzerland in 2020.
According to Swiss Info, the current assisted suicide method in use in the country is the ingestion of liquid sodium pentobarbital, a drug that will make the person fall asleep within minutes before drifting into a deep coma, followed by death.
However, with the 3D Sarco machine, which is a large capsule that can be activated from the inside and can be moved to a location that the person wishes to die in, such as an outdoor setting or the premises of an assisted-suicide organization.
According to several other reports, the person will then lie down in the capsule where they will be asked a number of questions and when they have successfully answered they will have the authority to set their own time, where the interior will then be flooded with nitrogen, which will reduce the oxygen level to 1 per cent from 21 per cent in about 30 seconds.
Death will then take place through hypoxia and hypocapnia, oxygen and carbon dioxide deprivation, respectively. So there will be no panic or choking feeling, as per Dezen.
Meanwhile, countries like the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, and Colombia have already legalised assisted suicide, by using their own methods.
The Guardian also reported that each country indicated that to perform the practice of assisted suicide people have to have an incurable or terminal condition that can’t be remedied and causes them suffering.