According to the company behind a 3D-printed assisted suicide pod, the technology might be utilized as early as next year in Switzerland.

To ensure the equipment did not infringe any Swiss legislation, Sarco hired a Swiss legal expert.

However, his conclusions were contested by other lawyers.


“Much acceptance” was predicted by the assisted suicide group Dignitas.

In Switzerland, it is lawful to provide someone with the means to end their own life through assisted suicide. In the year 2020, approximately 1,300 people will die in this manner.

In the United Kingdom, it is against the law to help another person terminate their life with the help of a doctor, either through assisted suicide or euthanasia.