|Where Art Meets its End … The concept of a capsule that could produce a rapid decrease in oxygen level, while maintaining a low CO2 level, (the conditions for a peaceful, even euphoric death) led to Sarco’s development. Is it art or … ? The elegant design was intended to suggest a sense of occasion: of travel to a ‘new destination’, and to dispel the ‘yuk’ factor.|
Sarco X near ready for Lift Off
August 7, 2020New Sarco X passes lab test phase & is nears being ready for launch
Sarco@Cube Design Museum
January 26, 2020Sarco goes on display at Cube Design Museum in the Netherlands
Sarco at Venice Design 2019
May 10, 2019Sarco departs Venice Design 2019 for the low lands of a new exhibition in the Netherlands in 2020.
Philip Nitschke is the founder and director of Exit International.
A former medical doctor, in 1996 Philip helped four of his terminally ill patients to die using Australia’s Rights of the Terminally Ill Act.
Philip is the co-author of:
- Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill (with Fiona Stewart) (Penguin, 2005)
- The Peaceful Pill Handbook (with Fiona Stewart) (Exit International, 2020)
- Damned If I Do (with Peter Corris) (Melbourne University Press, 2013)
Philip has designed several end of life machines including the CoGen and the Destiny. The Deliverance Machine (used in the Northern Territory by his patients in 1996) is on permanent display in the British Science Museum in London.
May 29, 2019The world’s leading euthanasia advocate designs a “death pod”
May 23, 20193D printed gas-filled DEATH POD brings designer flair to euthanasia
May 22, 2019Philip Nitschke's 3D-printed "death pod" lets users die at the press of a button
May 10, 2019'Dr Death' Has a New Machine That's Meant to Disrupt the Way We Die
The Huffington Post
May 4, 2018Here’s Why I Invented A ‘Death Machine’ That Lets People Take Their Own Lives
December 1, 2017Meet the Elon Musk of Assisted Suicide, whose machine lets you kill yourself