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Research Details

  • Funding Organization : European Commission
  • Funding Programme : FP7 - Information & Communication Technologies
  • Funding Instrument : Integrated Project
  • Duration : 48 months
  • Total Budget : 11,703,883 EUR
  • ITI Budget : 831,117 EUR
  • Scientific Responsible : Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras


VERITAS aims to develop, validate and assess an open framework for built-in accessibility support at all stages of ICT and non-ICT product development, including specification, design, development and testing based on the virtual user concept. The goal is to introduce simulation-based and VR testing at all stages of product design and development into the automotive, smart living spaces, workplace, infotainment and personal healthcare 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. Specifically, VERITAS will develop an Open Simulation Platform (OSP) for testing at all development stages that will provide automatic simulation feedback and reporting for guideline/methodologies compliance and quality of service. To achieve this objective, detailed virtual user physical, cognitive, behavioral and psychological models as well as the corresponding simulation models will be developed to support simulation and testing at all stages of product planning and development.


  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany, Coordinator)
  • Centre for Research & Technology Hellas / Informatics & Telematics Institute (Greece); Centre for Research & Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport (Greece)
  • FIMI s.r.l. (Italy)
  • Instituto de Aplicaciones de las Tecnologías de la Información y de las Comunicaciones Avanzadas (Spain)
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat Società Consortile per Azioni (Italy)
  • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • Continental Automotive France SAS (France)
  • University of Newcastle (UK)
  • Scuola Superiore Di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna (Italy)
  • AGE Platform Europe (Belgium)
  • BYTE COMPUTER S.A. (Greece)
  • RE:Lab (Italy)
  • Università degli studi di Trento (Italy)
  • Virtual Reality & Multi Media Park S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Marie Curie Association (Bulgaria)
  • Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze (Czech Republic)
  • Universität Basel (Switzerland)
  • Indesit Company S.p.A (Italy)
  • DOMOLOGIC Home Automation GmbH (Germany)
  • LMS International NV (Belgium)
  • ATOS Origin Sociedad Anónima Española (Spain)
  • Asociación de Investigación de la Industria de juguete, conexas y afines (Spain)
  • Piaggio & C. S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Smartex s.r.l. (Italy)
  • Human Solutions GmbH (Germany)
  • Bauunion 1905 GmbH (Germany)
  • Hypertech S.A. (Greece)
  • I+ srl (Italy)
  • University of Salzburg (Austria)
  • Brunel University (UK)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid / Life Supporting Technologies (Spain)
  • Universität Stuttgart (Germany)