Our patented technology simulates how the human body moves and interacts with physical objects, leveraging two decades of research breakthroughs in soft tissue biomechanics and high-performance computing at the University of British Columbia. Benefits of accurate simulation range from human health to computer animation.

Consumer goods — such as high performance apparel and wearable devices — can be designed, optimized, and tested in a virtual world before prototyping in the real world.


Vital Fit

Coming soon… breakthrough software for apparel fit testing.  Contact us for early access.

Vital Skin FX

Vital Skin FX simulates physically realistic skin sliding and wrinkling for compelling visual effects. Available now as a Maya™ plugin. Integrates seamlessly into animation pipelines, and is being used in major productions. Contact us for a license.


VitalSkin gives us correct physically-based ‘skin sliding’ behavior on an existing animation without extensive manual work from our CFX Artists. The sims are really fast with a decent resolution, and the results are impressive with default settings. It didn’t take long to integrate into our CreatureFX pipeline.Pascal Chappuis - Head of Technical Production, Image Engine

Vital Body

Vital Body is a software engine for dynamic simulation of the human body. Robust and accurate simulation of soft tissues, such as skin, fat and muscle, and interactions with clothing and the environment.  Currently in beta. Contact us for early access.

Customized Solutions

Our technology can be used for design and virtual testing of consumer products that interact with the human body.  We work closely with customers in different industries to build customized solutions to develop superior products and reduce time to market.  Tell us about your application.


Vital Fit

Vital Mechanics has developed revolutionary virtual fit testing software for close-to-body garments (e.g., athletic apparel, intimates, swimsuits).  We will be at PI Apparel in New York in June 2019 with an update on the latest developments. Hope to see you there!


We are hiring!

We are always looking for exceptional individuals to join our team in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. If you are interested in bringing revolutionary human body simulation technology to market, contact us with your résumé.

(1) Full stack software developer

This is a Work Placement (Digital Skills For Youth program, 4-6 months), with the potential to convert to a permanent position.

Job Description:
Duties and responsibilities include:
(a) Implement product features which include both the frontend (React, JS) and backend (SQL, NonSQL, Flask API on Kubernetes, authentication, etc.).
(b) Design and implement parts of secure and scalable backend services that facilitate long running simulation tasks of the VitalFit SaaS product.
(c) Assist in architectural design of the VitalFit software and infrastructure.

Why VMR?

Developers at VMR take on greenfield projects, and dive deep into technically challenging problems. Their work directly contributes to the main product, and makes tangible business impacts. If you like challenges, and like to contribute to a young system and business, VMR offers plenty of opportunities.

We are scientists, engineers, and developers working to push cutting edge technology for industry adoption. We relentlessly curate an environment where the best idea wins, and make sure our engineers’ voices are heard. We have a generous stock option plan and a flexible working environment.

Vital Mechanics Research is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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