Technology is constantly changing the face of medicine for patients and doctors. A company in Sweden is developing eye-tracking technology for the mass market place.
Here gadgets which register, process and respond to eye movements could mean an end to using a mouse.
At first glance. This might look like a run-of-the-mill arcade game. Closer attention shows you this man isn't using a joystick or controller. Nor is he pressing any buttons, gesturing with his hands or giving voice commands.
In September researchers in Boston revealed how cutting edge medicine is offering hope to America's recently injured war veterans.
They're perfecting techniques to grow muscle tissue, ears and other body parts in the lab, in order to reduce the need for amputations, transplants and prosthetics.
According to Sundback director of the tissue engineering lab at Massachusetts General, scientists there have been developing the technology for decades, but they haven't been able to turn it into a practical therapy.
"The fact that we are doing this for the injured soldier means so very much, and I think that's partly why we propelled this forward."
The work is part of a clinical trial at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Ronald Strang a former Marine sergeant, was injured during his deployment in Afghanistan. He's among those who may benefit from this ground breaking science in the future.
In Myanmar 200 HIV sufferers are huddled here a fraction of the quarter of a million people living with HIV in this country. Half of them don't get the medicines they desperately need.
The Global Fund urged Myanmar to apply for assistance to open the door for HIV drugs to reach more than 75 percent of those in need by the end of 2015.
Dr Thin Thwe is a project medical coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders)
"We cannot accept the patients and every day we turn back the patients. And that means letting them (get) sicker and sicker."
In 2013, we expect technology will make our life better and better.
For CRI, I am Li Dong.