HyperSkill Academy Suite: Interactive, Intelligent Metaversity Digital Twin for Every Organization

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Immersive, Interactive and Intelligent Learning Environments for Academic Institutions

Space is fundamental to the human experience as every life event unfolds on the canvas of space. Virtual Reality (VR) experiences therefore absolutely require space. Educational institutions such as universities, colleges, schools, training facilities, etc. have always invested in constructing distinctive spaces and architectures to not only create the right learning environment but also to distinguish themselves and their unique values, cultures, communities and missions from others. The community of learners, teachers,  staff, sponsors, parents and partners who work with these come together and use these spaces to form cherished memories and deep connections, so it is essential for VR digital twins to accurately reflect these built environments in all aspects including buildings, grounds, exteriors, interiors, rooms, facilities, equipment, labs, etc.  For VR digital twins to accurately reflect and mirror the physical environments, three capabilities must be present: immersive 3D, realistic interaction and artificial intelligence. These three capabilities are progressively more difficult: immersive 3D is the easiest part, interaction is more difficult and AI is the hardest part.
  • Immersive 3D: Presence is a term psychologists use to refer to the feeling of being there. Presence is the number one goal of VR. Well designed 3D immersive environments require applying technical skills from the fields of 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, game engine programming, and graphic design to create digital twin metaversities that make users feel like they are on the campus. In other words, deliver a sense of presence. 
  • Realistic Interaction: When  users move around in VR, speak with others remote users, grab or use virtual objects, turn on or off light switches or Bunsen burners in a science lab, push on buttons to turn on virtual lab equipment, etc the digital twin must respond rapidly and realistically, otherwise presence fades away and learning suffers. A static environment, no matter how well designed, ends up being a boring simulation. Interaction is essential for engagement and learning.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI adds intelligence to a digital twin metaversity. It enables the digital twin to include virtual humans that can respond intelligently, deliver the organization’s brand and message, relieving the demands on faculty, staff, teaching assistants, lab managers and coaches, while improving the users’ experience 24-7. AI powered virtual humans never get tired, have almost infinite knowledge and learn from continued usage to get better.

Not all vendors in the industry deliver all of these three capabilities to equal degrees. Metaversity is a new industry term derived from metaverse and university. Metaverse is a term that is only a couple of years old. Many vendors associate metaversity with immersive 3D only while downplaying interaction and intelligence. Others call it a digital twin, unaware that digital twin is a manufacturing industry term that has much stricter requirements that are not typically met by metaversities. At SimInsights, we use “metaversity” to mean an immersive 3D, interactive and intelligent replica of an educational campus or building complete with realistic interaction and AI integration. 

SimInsights has been building digital twins for some of the world’s leading organizations since 2016 which is regarded as the dawn of modern Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Our initial work relied on the Unity3D game engine to build task specific simulations for the education sector and enterprises. After a few projects, we realized that we could deliver 5-10 times greater efficiency to every metaversity construction project if we first built a no-code platform and then used that platform to build metaversities. This insight led us to build HyperSkill. HyperSkill has been used to create hundreds of digital twins in not only education, but also enterprise for the world’s largest manufacturers, healthcare providers, research labs, online education providers, non-profits, federal agencies and many others. 

These digital twin metaversities can readily accommodate small or large groups of users interacting, speaking with each other to learn, teach and socially be co-present. HyperSkill platform contains all the enterprise integrations and compliance features educational institutions expect, including SOC II, HECVAT, GDPR, CCPA and others. HyperSkill also contains thousands of 3D spaces, objects, human avatars, etc. Beyond the 3D assets, our expert designers, builders and engineers are working every day to create custom assets to realize any idea our customers may have, whether it involves outdoor scenes with trees, pathways, statues or architectural designs, or indoor scenes with furnitures, stairs, atrium, lobby, rooms, glass, stone, wood, carpet or other artifacts. Our customers imagine it and we create it. Once the metaversity is created, it is always live and can be used by customers for any purpose including teaching, meeting, virtual labs for training or practice, tours, enrollment, etc.

Over the years, we have supported and encouraged the adoption of virtual labs and task trainers in education. We believe that today, customers are ready to move beyond single tasks and labs and build entire campuses to take a transformative leap in online education. To support and sustain this next phase of digital transformation, we are announcing the HyperSkill Academy Suite.

HyperSkill Academy Suite is a collection of products and services designed to enable our educational partners to offer a comprehensive metaversity digital twin to their communities. HyperSkill Academy includes two offerings: 1) HyperSkill Enterprise License which in turn includes Skillful, a growing collection of simulations, 2) services for creation of full campus metaversities or portions thereof and any related artifacts. All art is hyper realistic 3D, optimized for VR, web and other platforms, fully interactive, multiplayer enabled and AI-powered. Please contact us to learn more.

Construction of Metaversity Digital Twin & Other Assets

Metaversity Campus Digital Twin Full digital twin metaversity campus package includes 6 or more buildings, grounds with walking paths, statues and architectural elements, 4 interior spaces AND 8 customized rooms, plus customers can also select from over a thousand assets including rooms, 3D objects, virtual humans of various demographics, uniforms etc. and many more assets. 

Regular price $18,000.00

 

Mega Structures This package is suitable for construction of any large structure of building such as stadium, outdoor field, space station, space related artifacts such as moon, mars etc. or large temples.  Regular Price: $4,000

Building Exteriors

 

Regular Price: $2,000

Cadaver Lab This package includes a highly detailed human anatomy cadaver lab with activities. Regular Price: $0
Additional Labs This package includes a collection of over 100 virtual labs for dozens of courses and career pathways.  Regular Price: $0 for any lab included within Skillful. Additional labs can be created at no cost.

Building Interiors

Regular Price: $2,000

Branding only – No new construction This package includes applying client’s unique branding, logos, colors etc to buildings or assets that already exist within the HyperSkill repository. Regular Price: $0
Campus Grounds Regular Price: $4,000

How is HyperSkill Academy Suite different from other products?

HyperSkill Academy differs from other products in five fundamental ways:
  1. Innovation: HyperSkill Academy is built on top of industry leading HyperSkill Enterprise platform which includes dozens of innovative capabilities including Generative AI, multiplayer, voice chat, realistic interaction, no-code creation, analytics, cross platform support and much more.
  2. Agility: Our team delivers your metaversity faster than any other vendor.
  3. Customization: We take pride in customizing the metaversity and all other content to suit the unique needs of our customers.
  4. Intellectual Property (IP): HyperSkill Academy enables clients to own the IP in the metaversity. Clients can download the metaversity assets and use them with other vendors if they wish.
  5. Price: HyperSkill Academy is priced at one fourth compared to other vendors. This low price is made possible by two factors: 1) the innovative HyperSkill Enterprise platform, developed with years of R&D, and 2) our focus on equity and access which demand that we keep prices low. The table below shows a comparison of our prices with other vendors.We are releasing a google sheet so you can play with the number of user licenses and calculate your own savings. You are also welcome to add other vendor’s pricing information to expand the comparison and make it more useful.

Item

Other Vendor

SimInsights

Annual Saving $

Annual Saving %

Web

Yes

Yes

No-code authoring

No

Yes

Realistic interactions

No

Yes

Multiplayer

No

Yes

AI-powered

No

Yes

Hololens

No

Yes

Apple Vision pro

No

Yes

Ability to customize sims without code

No

Yes

iPad

No

Yes

Customer owns content

No

Yes

Annual content license per user

$150

$30

$120

80%

Full metaversity campus digital twin

$50,000

$18,000

$32,000

64%

Mega Structures

$25,000

4,000$

$21,000

84%

Campus exterior grounds

$10,000

4,000$

$6,000

60%

Building Exteriors

$5,000

2,000$

$3,000

60%

Building Room Interiors

$6,000

2,000$

$4,000

67%

Branding only, no new construction

$5,000

0$

$5,000

100%

Cadaver lab

$15,000

0$

$15,000

100%

Additional Lab

$14,000

0$

$14,000

100%

Prof Dev for VR Educator Micro Cert

$199

0$

$199

100%

Number of user licenses

1

1

0

0%

Annual license fee

150

35

115

77%

Total

$130,349

$30,035

$100,314

77%

Note: Google sheets available here

How to Buy HyperSkill Academy?

HyperSkill Academy Suite is a bundle of products and services and includes: 1) HyperSkill Enterprise License which in turn includes Skillful, a growing collection of simulations, 2) services for the creation of full campus metaversities or portions thereof and much more.
    1. HyperSkill Enterprise License is required for HyperSkill Academy Suite. Pricing information is available here
    2. HyperSkill Academy – Metaversity Campus Digital Twin Regular price $18,000
    3. Cadaver Lab Included with HyperSkill Enterprise license. Regular price $0.00
    4. HyperSkill Academy – Mega  Large Structure or Building Regular price $4,000.00
    5. HyperSkill Academy – Building Exteriors Regular price $2,000.00
    6. HyperSkill Academy – Additional Lab Regular price $0.00
    7. HyperSkill Academy – Building Interiors Regular price $2,000.00
    8. HyperSkill Academy – Campus Grounds Regular price $4,000.00
If you have any questions about our offerings, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We already created our metaversity with a different vendor. Can that be imported into HyperSkill?
    • Yes, it is quite simple to migrate the metaversity from one vendor to another. Please contact us to learn more.
  • How long does it take for a new Metaversity to go live?
    • Typical delivery time is 1-2 months. This also includes 2-3 interim deliveries for customer review and feedback.
  • What other licenses do we need to purchase?
    • Metaversity requires HyperSkill Enterprise tier license. This license also includes a Skillful license for your entire school site. Skillful contains a library of over 100 simulations and one new simulation is added every day.
  • Can Skillful simulations be used in Metaversity?
    • Yes, Skillful is included in the HyperSkill Enterprise license. All Skillful simulations can be used in the Metaversity.
  • Can multiple users access the Metaversity?
    • Yes, Skillful is included in the HyperSkill Enterprise license. All Skillful simulations can be used in the Metaversity.
  • Can large automakers use the Metaversity to bridge their college co-op programs?
    • Absolutely! HyperSkill Academy Metaversity will enable employers to deliver high quality training at a tiny fraction of the cost, while addressing instructor shortage.
  • We want to know what could an automaker or college partner actually do in metaversity?
      • HyperSkill Academy Metaversity is an AI-powered virtual training facility with a potentially unlimited number of training scenarios for both hard and soft skills. Customers can do EVERYTHING that is possible to do in virtual or mixed reality. 
  • What is the cost for a virtual automotive classroom, meeting area and shop?
      • Please see the section above “How to buy HyperSkill Academy” for pricing information.
  • Would one linked AutomakerU make sense or the ability to co-brand versions unique to each college partner?
      • Both can make sense depending on the customers’ preference. HyperSkill Academy can support both use cases.
  • Automakers would have a budget, but are there grant opportunities to grow?
    • Absolutely! There are grants available from multiple federal and state agencies to support programs that help people train for good jobs in automotive and other industries.
Have another question? Please contact us.