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Vima behavioural intelligence is able to understand people traits and behaviour with a level of accuracy never achieved before, combining behavioural science with advanced technologies.

Engineered with Swiss precision.

Our Solutions

Vima is a spinoff from the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny, Switzerland.

We provide companies with behavioural intelligence tools that understand human behaviour in different contexts, resulting in better processes and interactions with customers.

Current applications are in Human Resources, Automotive, Fintech, Market Research as well as in the medical and safety industries.

Vima is currently in customised integration with selected customers.
  • Human Resources
  • Automotive
  • Fintech
  • Market Research
  • Human Resources

    Better matching by understanding people.

    Vima’s unique behavioural intelligence restores the human factor at the centre of the recruitment and organisational development processes.

    It understands people traits and complex behaviours by analysing a short video presentation. Millions of data points are extracted, processed and understood, confirming an expert’s unconscious analysis after watching the same video presentation while limiting bias to a minimum.

  • Automotive

    For a safer and more enjoyable experience.

    Vima is working with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to equip next-generation vehicles with advanced behavioural intelligence tools.

    A so-called “digital chauffeur” can complement advanced driver-assistance systems, personalise in-cabin environments for occupants and increase road safety by monitoring the occupants’ states.

  • Fintech

    Better lending by understanding consumers.

    Billions of people lack previous credit card or loan history and therefore have no credit score to evidence this.

    Vima’s behavioural intelligence tools complement traditional screening methods to assess the credit worthiness of borrowers based on their personalities. By implementing them into credit application processes, this leads to better credit risk assessments and reduced credit losses.

  • Market Research

    Better consumer interactions by understanding people.

    Vima provides behavioural intelligence tools that help to understand interactions in real time.

    For example for product development, an understanding of consumer purchase behaviour can be based on knowledge of human emotion and include the paramount influence that emotions have on decision-making. This leads to better customer engagement and increased brand loyalty.

Our Mission

Deliver our customers with state-of-the-art, validated and ethical behavioural intelligence tools. Continually improve, evolve and validate our tools.

We are proudly supported by the Swiss Innovation Agency InnoSuisse.

Vima Life

Located in Martigny, within the Idiap Research Institute, Vima is surrounded by the beautiful Alps. Just a short walk from the train station and only 55 minutes by train from Lausanne, you can easily commute from surroundings cities.

If you appreciate the alpine lifestyle, enjoy fresh air and outstanding views, you are just 30 minutes away from Verbier and Villars. Yes, you can work in the morning and go skiing in the afternoon, or the other way around 🙂

Explore Benefits

Locally
 Sourced Lunch

Vima promotes equitable use of resources. This begins by providing you with fresh, local sourced and seasonal food.

Work Life
 Balance

Take vacations when you need it with our open policy. Work from home if it makes sense. Vima is here to improve your work and personal life.

Health
 and Wellness

Vima is locatedat the heart of the Alps in Martigny, Switzerland. This inspires us and we are connected to the environment by organising hiking days and, of course, skiing!

Compensation 
and Benefits

We provide a competitive salary. We believe that building the best technology needs qualified talent, so our compensation plan reflects this.

Join us

Interested in joining one of the most innovative Swiss companies in Artificial Intelligence?

Send us your CV at career@vima.swiss!

We are searching for the brightest minds in:

  • Multi-modal engineering
  • Computer vision
  • Computational paralinguistic
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine learning and deep learning
  • Behavioural science
  • Software engineering
  • Business development and sales
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Better matching
 by understanding people.

Implementing Vima behavioural intelligence into recruitment or organisational development results in better pairing (candidate-to-job or -company), increased retention of employees, faster recruitment and higher quality of hires at a lower cost.

The Technology.

Vima behavioural intelligence understands people by analysing real time or recorded video presentation of candidates or employees, just as an expert would do.

Using complex computer vision, behavioural science and artificial intelligence, we have been able to understand, after 10 years of research, how a human brain assesses traits and behaviour.

We modelled this knowledge into a computational framework that can replicate this intelligent assessment, with an accuracy that is similar to expert annotation.

Just as an expert would do, Vima behavioural intelligence technology understands the video presentation and provides a personality profile of candidates and employees.

All of this happens in real time and is 100% automated.

Using complex computer vision, behavioural science and artificial intelligence, we have been able to understand, after 10 years of research, how a human brain assesses traits and behaviour.

We modelled this knowledge into a computational framework that can replicate this intelligent assessment, with an accuracy that is similar to expert annotation.

Just as an expert would do, Vima behavioural intelligence technology understands the video presentation and provides a personality profile of candidates and employees.

All of this happens in real time and is 100% automated.

How it works

From manual assessment
to data-driven decision making.

The analysis is done on short video CVs (for recruitment), presentation videos (for organisational development), or recorded interviews.

The unique Swiss technology that we have developed has been validated by the strictest scientific research and published in the best scientific journals.

The candidate records a short video CV presentation, generally between 1 and 3 minutes.

Then, Vima behavioural intelligence takes over.

Millions of data points are extracted from the video, such as facial micro-expressions, voice tonality, eye gazing and body language.

This data is then processed and each trait and behaviour is given a note from 0 to 100. 
This understanding provides the company with very valuable data.

Expert precision,
 minimum bias and automated

We believe that understanding people as accurately, humanly and equally as possible is of paramount importance. You should not trust a black box with no strong scientific validation.

Vima behavioural intelligence has been tested in the most rigorous academic research, comparing the results of our technology randomly to the the reality. Vima behavioural intelligence limits bias to its minimum.

Data Protection

Video presentation of candidates and employees are very personal data. Data privacy and security lie at the core of Vima’s values.

We comply with GDPR and Swiss Data protection laws. In addition, the data extracted from the video is anonymised and analysed on VIMA’s servers located in Switzerland.

Customization

Vima behavioural intelligence offers a level of customisation never achieved before.

Vima’s solution is based on artificial intelligence, continuously learning from real time data. For example, it understands which candidates are more efficient taking into consideration performance indicators.

Data privacy statement of Vima.