NuTech (New Technologies in Self-Deliverance) is a loose group of representatives from right to die groups around the world who are interested in, and working on, the development of DIY methodologies that enable a peaceful, reliable (and non-medical) death, at a time of one’s choosing.
NuTech was founded in 1998 by John Hofsess, Philip Nitschke and Rob Neils following a meeting in Victoria (Vancouver Island BC) Canada.
The group was joined later by others including Final Exit author & founder of the Hemlock Society, Derek Humphry, as well as Neil Nicol who, for many years, was assistant to Dr Jack Kevorkian. Nicol is also Kevorkian’s official biographer.
NuTech’s philosophy has been to acknowledge the importance of technology and technical developments in the creation of better, more effective and peaceful ways for a person – in the context of old age or illness – to take control of the end of their life.