Ok, I have learned more. There is a NY Organization that actually started this project, funded by Google Inc Foundation.
The name of this non-profit is as follows
Center for Discovery
The Center for Discovery is developing an open-source power add on to quickly convert any manual wheelchair into a power chair.
Apparently Center for Discovery of a number of other "creative type projects", and this is their newest initiative. 2 of their key leaders appear to be based in Brooklyn, NY, and New York City.
The Team 1577 apparently have a "license" from Center for Discovery in New York, and started their "team" and actually selling kits to do-it-yourself for $500, going global via facebook, and internet.
Wow ! Power to Team 1577 at Israel ! Real "doers", and good for our Virginia FX Team 1865, also, as we can likely get a license from this non-profit, Discovery Center, and don't have to talk to people directly at Israel !
So, few steps forward already since last few days.
Hope I can get this support group going here for our Virginia Fx Team 1865 soon ?
Will meet at Café Amouri at Vienna, VA hopefull in a couple weeks for a meetup event.