The Center for Smart Use of Technologies to Assess Real World Outcomes (C-STAR) offers the expertise, instruction, and mentorship to educate researchers on the meaningful use of a vast array of technologies in the lab, clinic and community.

Your Research, Real Outcomes

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Learn how we can help fund, shape and launch your ideas as a research project. 

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Prosthetic

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We will teach you how to use smart technology for reliable, objective measurement of physical function in lab, clinic and community settings. We are recruiting now for pilot projects, apply today.

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Register for our webinars, courses, podcasts and workshops with expert scientists and clinicians.

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Center for Bionic Medicine Prosthetic Limb Testing


Join our hands-on learning programs. We are recruiting now for pilot studies, learn more.

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RMD data


Access data from benchmark data sets over a wide range of diagnostic conditions and functional abilities as well as the Rehabilitation Measures Database, the most complete compendium of rehabilitation interventions available anywhere.

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The Center for Smart Use of Technologies to Assess Real World Outcomes (C-STAR) is a research initiative of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the United States, in collaboration with Northwestern University. Learn more at sralab.org.




MR3 Network

C-STAR is a research center within the Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network (MR3), and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (Grant #P2C HD101899) supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).