HYPERTECH, the Technology brand of TREK Group, awarded -as a consortium member- a four year contract by EU, aiming to develop a new enviroment and tools for software development based on Virtual Reality technologies.
HYPERTECH, the Technology brand of TREK Group, awarded -as a consortium member- a four year contract by EU, aiming to develop a new enviroment and tools for software development based on Virtual Reality technologies. The project named "VERITAS" ( Virtual and Augmented Environments and Realistic User Interactions to achieve Embedded Accessibility Designs) with a budget of 8 million euros will be implemented by a consortium of 32 european organisations, among them R&D centers, universities and companies.
Among distinguished partners are the Fraunhofer Institute (GE), Centre for research and Technology Hellas(EKETA), Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (ITE), Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), Continental Automotive France, Indesit Company, Piaggio, Royal National Institute of the Blind-London, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ES), Universitaet Stuttgart (GE), University of Newcastle (UK) etc..
The core concept of VERITAS is to conduct research and further development of an open framework for providing built-in accessibility support at all the stages of realisation of mainstream ICT and non-ICT technologies. The project aims at delivering to product/software developers 'generic' instructions - embedded in an empowering virtual reality platform, for exploring new concepts, designing new interfaces and testing interactive prototypes that will inherit universal accessibility features, including compatibility with established assistive technologies.
The main VERITAS innovation lies in the fact that, even if there have been some limited and isolated attempts to support accessibility testing of novel products and applications, there is a clear lack of a holistic framework that supports comprehensively virtual user modelling, simulation and testing at all development stages and realistic/immersive experience of the simulation.
HYPERTECH is the leader of the "Generation of simulation models for workplace design" activity and has also a significant participation in certain VERITAS activities, such as "Integration in the VERITAS core VR environment", "Conducting the Pilot test with developers and designers", "Exploitation and business plans" etc.