Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing https://doi.org/10.1007/s12652-018-0875-3 EDITORIAL 1 2 Oresti Banos · Ramón Hervás © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 1 Introduction wide range of challenges, including but not limited to dis- ease monitoring, support diagnosis, or coach on wholesome It is now 30 years since Marc Weiser first coined the term behaviours, among others. “ubiquitous computing”. In his extraordinary conception, In this special issue we collected various interesting the then chief scientist at Xerox PARC came up with a set of works describing some of the latest research and develop- principles that would regulate the role and shape of comput- ment achievements in ubiquitous computing for health and ers in the twenty-first century. According to Weiser’s vision, wellbeing applications. We have clustered them around three computers should “help to do something else”, “be quiet main health and wellbeing aspects these works delve into invisible servants”, “extend our unconscious”, and “create respectively: physical behaviour, cognitive and emotional calm”. This was nicely summarised in the famous introduc- behaviour, and social behaviour. tory paragraph of his most renowned article (Weiser 1991): “the most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until
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