In this paper, a new five-degree-of-freedom parallel manipulator is described and modeled. This structure has been specially designed for medical applications that require in the same time mobility, compactness and accuracy around a functional point. The purpose of this robotic device is to help practitioners to perform accurate needle insertions while preserving them from harmful intra-operative X-ray imaging devices. The system is built from revolute joints, among which only five joints are actuated to convey the required five degrees of freedom to its moving platform. A numerical simulation of the workspace and a physical prototype are presented.

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