VERITAS (Virtual and Augmented Environments and Realistic User Interactions To achieve Embedded Accessibility DesignS) is an Integrated Project (IP) within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, Theme FP7-ICT-2009.7.2, Accessible and Assistive ICT. The VERITAS consortium is formed by 32 partners from 11 different countries, and the coordinator is the Fraunhofer Institute (Germany). The project started at January 2010 and is due to take 48 months..
The goal is to introduce simulation based and virtual reality testing at all stages of assistive technologies product design and development into the automotive, smart living spaces (buildings & construction, domotics), workplace, e-health and infotainment applications areas. The goal is to ensure that future products and services are being systematically designed for all people including those with disabilities and functional limitations as well as older people.
Furthermore, VERITAS plans to promote its results to the appropriate standards organisations for consideration and potential adoption and also to make them available through an open framework.
ITACA TSB takes part actively in the users modelling subproject.